International: Merger

The West last week took another important step toward the rebuilding of Western Germany, on which depends the rebuilding of all Western Europe. The military governors of the U.S., British and French occupation zones announced that all of the import & export trade of those areas would henceforth be regulated by one centralized agency. That regulation meant the almost complete economic merger of U.S.-British Bizonia with the hitherto separate French zone. It was a firm answer to Russia, who, by putting on the screws in Berlin, is trying to make the West abandon Western German recovery.

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