Module 3 - Germany Divided
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  • 1. Module 3
  • 2. IV. Germany Divided Describe the partition of Germany into East and West Germany (8.a.3)
  • 3. The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during the period 1945–1949. BERLIN was located TOTALLY inside the area controlled by The Soviet Union. BUT because of its symbolic importance as the capital city of the former Nazi government, the city of Berlin was split up for control by all 4 of the Allied powers West Germany became democratic and resumed self-West Germany became democratic and resumed self- government after a few years of American, British, and Frenchgovernment after a few years of American, British, and French occupation.occupation. East Germany remained under the domination of the SovietEast Germany remained under the domination of the Soviet Union and did not adopt democratic institutionsUnion and did not adopt democratic institutions until after theuntil after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
  • 4. See maps that explain this:
  • 5. Divided Germany - 1945
  • 6. U.S. Air Bases In Divided Germany Post-WW II
  • 7. Germany
  • 8. GreenGreen = Supported By Western Allies (France, Great Britain, U.S.) Became Democratic and soon took over control of their own government from the Western Allies Red – Under control of Soviet Union: Had Communist government and were controlled by The Soviet Union
  • 9. “Eastern Bloc” = Soviet Control
  • 10. Did they have: Freedon of Speech?; Freedom of Religion?; Freedom of Assembly?; Economic Freedom”; Freedom of Career?;