GER 221.08 Midterm Review2

GER 221.08 Midterm Review2 - GER 221 Midterm Review After...

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GER 221 Midterm Review After End of WWII Zero Hour: Refers to the end of the Nazi government on May 8, 1945, at midnight, marking the end of World War II in Germany . Nuremberg Trials: Were a series of trials most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War II. Collective guilt: Germany, as a whole, had a collective guilt for the crimes of WWII. Denazification: All symbols from the Nazi era were removed from German society and Nazi officials were removed from positions of power and many were tried at the Nuremburg Trials. Democratization: Germany was transitioned to a more democratic military regime. Disarmament: Following WWII, Germany was disarmed and demilitarized. Currency Reform: West Germany introduced the Deutsche Mark in 1948 to halt inflation. Berlin Blockade: Because the Soviets had not agreed to currency reform, they withdrew from the four-power governing bodies and initiated the Berlin Blockade, which blocked all transport routes from West Germany and West Berlin. Berlin Airlift: A campaign in which the allies initiated an airlift to send supplies into Berlin. This was a result of the Soviet blockade of Berlin. The Cold War: The Cold War was the state of conflict, tension and competition that existed between the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) and their respective allies from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s.
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Marshall Plan: A four-year strategic investment of $1.4 billion in rapid European recovery. More specifically, Western allies contributed funds to West Germany to rebuilt the weak economy. Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) 1949-1963 Konrad Adenauer: Was West Germany’s first postwar chancellor and operated under the Christian Democratic Union (CDU ). Basic Law:
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course GER 221 taught by Professor Susananderson during the Spring '09 term at Oregon.

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