How did WW2 effect Germany?

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  • How did WW2 effect Germany?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 06:05
Germany was in the grip of a dictator and a fascist movement there were different parts to it the policing was done by the Gestapo there was also the SS both were severe in their methods in rooting out anyone not following the regime there was a lot of secrecy idle talk was fatal sympathy to any other cause was brutally dealt with knowing and protecting Jews or even a tiny bit of ancestry linking to Jews was bad so it was very restricted to be in Germany at the time for ordinary folk a wrong word could bring a load of trouble even amongst families so vehement were the followers of the regime their own family weren't exempt from retribution it's difficult to imagine the atmosphere one can only say people lived in fear of a knock at the door
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 06:47
Do you mean during the war or after?
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:55
Socially Germany was torn by death and destruction. Germany's infrastructure was gone, manufacturing was gone, the economy was gone and Germany was divided into two blocs. The eastern bloc was controlled by the Soviet Union while the western bloc was divided among England, France and the U.S. The western bloc became democratic and became West Germany. West Germany was rebuilt, in part, by the Marshall Plan. The West German capital was Bonn and a new Chancellor and legislature were quickly working on trade with the free world. East Germany had a puppet government ruled by the Soviet Union and rebuilding was slow. Manufacturing was minimal and the people were under-the-gun of the East German Secret Police.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 08:01
At the first start of the war the German economy boomed. But for a few short years. As the war progressed economic collapse entered Germany. Along with the frequent bombing of it's cities and mainly where the heavy industry lied this added to the economic collapse of German during the war. After the war the destruction was mind blowing. They started it and the Allies finished it.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 08:06
Over 5.5 million German men were killed in WWII. Essentially an entire generation of men were gone. After the war whole villlages and towns might have one or two men of marriageable age in them, and several dozen women. That's one of the reasons several thousand GI's returned from the war a very pretty German girl on his arm. There was also no food and no money. The US Army fed thousands of German citizens simply because the alternative was to let them starve to death.

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