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date: 26 May 2019

(p. xv) List of Abbreviations

(p. xv) List of Abbreviations

AEG

Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft

AG

Aktiengesellschaft (public corporation)

APO

Außerparlamentarische Opposition (Extra-Parliamentary Opposition)

BDF

Bund Deutscher Frauenvereine (Federation of German Women's Associations)

BDKJ

Bund der Deutschen katholischen Jugend (League of German Catholic Youth)

BHE

Bund der Heimatvertriebenen und Entrechteten (Federation of Expellees)

CCC

Civilian Conservation Corps

CDU

Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Christian Democratic Union)

COMECON

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

CSCE

Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe

CSU

Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union)

DAF

Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front)

DBD

Demokratische Bauernpartei Deutschlands (Democratic Farmers Party of Germany)

DDP

Deutsche Demokratische Partei (German Democratic Party)

DKP

Deutsche Kommunistische Partei (German Communist Party)

DNVP

Deutschnationale Volkspartei (German National People's Party)

DVP

Deutsche Volkspartei (German People's Party)

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

EDC

European Defence Community

EEC

European Economic Community

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EKD

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland

EMS

European Monetary System

FDJ

Freie Deutsche Jugend (Free German Youth)

Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party)

FRG

Federal Republic of Germany

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GDR

German Democratic Republic

GM

General Motors

GNP

Gross National Product

KdF

Kraft durch Freude (Strength through Joy)

KPD

Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (Communist Party of Germany)

LDPD

Liberal-Demokratische Partei Deutschlands (Liberal Democratic Party of Germany)

LDP

Liberal-Demokratische Partei (Liberal Democratic Party)

MBFR

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions

MfS

Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (Ministry for State Security)

MLF

Multilateral Force

MSPD

Mehrheitssozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Majority Social Democratic Party of Germany)

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty organization

NCO

Non-commissioned officer

NDP

Net Domestic Product

NDPD

National-Demokratische Partei Deutschlands (National Democratic Party of Germany)

NKWD

People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Soviet)

NS

National socialismus (National Socialism)

NSDAP

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nazi Party)

OEEC

Organization for European Economic Co-operation

RAD

Reichsarbeitsdienst (Reich Labor Service)

RAF

Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction)

RNST

Reichsnährstand (Agricultural Agency)

SA

Sturmabteilung (Storm Troopers)

SAG

Sowjetische Aktiengesellschaften (Soviet Corporation)

SALT

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty

SDS

Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund (Socialist German Student Union)

SED

Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (Socialist Unity Party)

Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Exile designation of the SPD)

SPD

Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany)

SRA

Statistisches Reichsamt (Statistical Office)

USPD

Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany)

VDA

Verein für das Deutschtum im Ausland (Association for Germandom Abroad)

WWI

World War I

WWII

World War II

ZAG

Zentrale Arbeitsgemeinschaft (Association of Employers and Unions)

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