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Ditfurth, Christian von. Die Mauer steht am Rhein. Kiepenheuer & Witsch 1999.

Ditfurth, Christian von. Die Mauer steht am Rhein: Deutschland nach dem Sieg des Sozialismus
Title trans.: The Wall Stands on the River Rhine: Germany after the Victory of Socialism
Divergence: 1988 CE
What if: Mikhail Gorbachev was overthrown, and under Yegor Ligachev, the Soviet Union suffered a Stalinist "renaissance".
Summary: A German sports journalist tells the story of how the Soviet Union demanded a "sorting out" with the West and of the new world order which is established, one in which Castro is overthrown and Soviet troops pull out of Africa. But most importantly, Germany is united as a Communist state and by 1999 is an economic mess.
Published: Kiepenheuer & Witsch 1999 (3462028448).
Original in: German.
Web link: Christian von Ditfurth's homepage