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The Problem of Germany. What to do. Hitler’s ruin Reich posed problems Wanted to end Nazism Therefore punished Nazi Leaders. Nuremburg Trials. Took Place at Nuremburg, Germany 1945-1950 This is where tried Nazi Leaders 22 Culprits tried Crimes against humanity War

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what to do
What to do
  • Hitler’s ruin Reich posed problems
  • Wanted to end Nazism
  • Therefore punished Nazi Leaders
nuremburg trials
Nuremburg Trials
  • Took Place at Nuremburg, Germany 1945-1950
  • This is where tried Nazi Leaders
  • 22 Culprits tried
  • Crimes against humanity
  • War
  • Violating peace treaties
  • Justice was Harsh
  • 7 sentenced to long jail terms
  • 12 accused Nazi hung from gallows
  • One swallowed cyanided before hung
  • America mad at lynching because not clear cut war crimes
america s views on germany
America’s Views on Germany
  • Beyond punishing top Nazi couldn’t figure out what to do with Germany
  • Some Americans noted, industrial Germany was a brutal aggressor wanted to dismantle factories
  • Still America saw importance for a viable Germany Economy
  • Whereas…
russia s views on germany
Russia’s Views on Germany
  • Soviets did not want Americas aid but determined to rebuild Shattered Russia
  • Soviets wanted to extract Germany’s resources for own- Massive Reparations
  • Views starting to clash
  • Russia fear another blitzkrieg and heavily resisted Germany’s revitalization
splitting of germany
Splitting of Germany
  • Austria and Germany split into 4 military occupied zones
  • Four Zones were Russia, France, Britain, and The United States
  • Western allies refused Russia to bleed their zone of reparations (Stalin insisted been promised)
  • Allies also wanted reunited Germany
  • Communist responded by tightening grip on Eastern zone
  • Apparent Germany would remain divided
  • West Germany becomes independent but wedded to west
  • East Germany becomes nominally independent bound to the east
works cited
Works Cited
  • A Look back at Nuremburg, Court TV, 1999, Court TV. Retrieved April 17, 2008. http://www.courttv.com/archive/casefiles/nuremberg/
  • Nuremberg trials. [Photograph]. Retrieved April 19, 2008, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-82320
  • Occupations Zones of Germany after World War II, [Photograph] Retrieved April 17, 2008 from Cold war 1.http://www.opb.org/education/coldwar/berlincrisis/maps/map_germany.html
  • Ladrech, Robert & Wegs, Robert J. Europe Since 1945-A Concise History, 1996, Boston Mass. Bedford /St. Martin 1-26.
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