How And Why Was Germany Partitioned After The War?


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As a consequence of the defeat of Germany in 1945, the Potsdam agreement agreed to a division of Germany into four zones with the US, Britain, France and the USSR given a section each to administer. Berlin was also divided into four with an Allied Control Council. Each of the powers initially wanted a weak Germany. However, the Cold War caused the French, British and American zones amalgamating to form West Germany with the Soviet Zone becoming East Germany.


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