German Problem

Archive Report

Policy Conflicts Over Western Germany

Renewed Consideration of the Problem of Germany

Settlement of outstanding policy differences and agreement on a more dynamic approach to the problem of Germany will be major objectives of the foreign ministers of the United States, Great Britain, and France when they meet at London in the second week of May.1 Today, five years after the unconditional surrender of the Nazis, Germany is a partitioned nation, divided east and west by the cold war that has developed between the victors of 1945. Both the Western Allies and the Soviet Union want to see Germany reunified, but their total inability to work together in that country has made it a bitter battleground between them. Under the circumstances, it has become the task ...

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