International: Revolt in the Land

Not until days later did the full scope of the violence in East Germany become clear: it was not an isolated day of rebellion in East Berlin alone. Across the 41,390 square miles of East Germany, where the Reds rule under the protection of 300,000 Soviet occupation troops, Germans rose up.

It had all the earmarks of genuine revolt, checked sternly and bloodily by Soviet military might and trigger-quick Red German police, but not by any means extinguished. It seemed spontaneous and uncoordinated, but tailored to a strikingly universal pattern that showed that the old techniques and militance of German social democracy...

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