Right after the unity of the two Germanies on Oct. 3, 1990, new winds were blowing in Europe.

On one hand, there was a Europe that uniting and integrating with newcomer Eastern European countries.

On the other hand, there was a Europe that was debating its European identity.

Europe entered a new period following the end of the Cold War, with Eastern and Western European countries reverting to being part of the same neighborhood after years of purported animosity on opposing blocs.

In order to build the intellectual foundations of re-unity, it was crucial to determine and describe who

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