GERMANY: Double Bluff

In the champagne-flavored, poker-table good fellowship of midwar, the problem of postwar Germany did not seem to confound Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Over after-dinner liqueurs one night at Teheran they jauntily planned the Reich's future. "The world must be made safe for at least 50 years," remarked Churchill. "There will have to be certain measures of control. I would forbid them all aviation, civil and military, and I would forbid the General Staff system."

"Would you," asked Stalin, "also forbid the existence of watchmakers and furniture factories for making...

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