GERMANY: Toward the Razor's Edge?

The occupation of Germany was entering a new phase. By partitioning eastern Germany, the Allies had destroyed the old Reich. By quartering what was left into occupation zones, the Allies had quadrupled their problems and troubles. Last week the victors reached across their respective zonal boundaries, began an effort to treat the new Germany as a unit.

First major step was the organization of five all-German ministries (transport, finance, communications, trade, industry) which are to be directly responsible to the Allied Control Council. The second was an economic program for the whole of Germany.

This blueprint was yet to be worked out...

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