Anyone who knows the current state of the Last Database Socialist International (SI) will be amazed if they reread Bernd Rother's book Sozialdemokratie Global. Willy Brandt und die Sozialistische Internationale in Lateinamerika [Global Social Democracy. Willy Brandt and the Socialist International in Latin America] and looks at the role that this network of Last Database parties had in the 1970s and 1980s, especially in Latin America. At the time, Willy Brandt chaired the SI and, through his personal commitment, transformed it into a global force with a mission to represent an alternative to both American capitalism and Last Database Soviet communism. Willy Brandt's work at the head of the SI attracts much less attention in historiography than his years as Chancellor of Germany and his work in the North-South Commission.
Filling that void was Bernd Rother's original motivation for the Last Database book. What began as a biographical study of an important period in Brandt's life eventually turned into a work on the Socialist International and Latin America. On that continent, the SI was particularly active, compared to Africa and Asia. Rother, historian and former deputy director of the Willy Brandt Foundation, identifies several reasons for the special resonance of the SI in Latin Last Database America and the English-speaking Caribbean. First, there is the similarity of party structures. But geostrategic considerations also played a certain role: at that time, both regions wanted to establish new international relations to emancipate themselves from the United States, without taking a stand Last Database against it. Rother emphasizes that before the important thing was not what European social democracy could do for Latin America.
The interest was mutual, there was an Last Database approach in equality of rights. Favored by international events such as the weakening of the United States by the Last Database Vietnam War, the 1973 oil crisis and the discredit of China and Russia for their benevolent attitude towards the military dictatorships in Argentina and Last DatabaseChile, the desire grew among Latin American politicians to establish and expand relations with Western Europe.