Midwives To Unity: German Unification

Forty-five years after the end of World War II, no peace treaty has been signed between Germany and the four Allied powers that conquered the country. As a result, the U.S., Britain, France and the Soviet Union to this day retain remnants of the rights they exercised as occupying forces. This is why World War II's Big Four will now serve as midwife to the unification of Germany.

At the Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945 the victors agreed that Germany would be temporarily divided into zones of occupation, one to be administered by each of them, until a peace...

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