How Did the Cold War Affect the Politics of Germany and Italy?

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How did the Cold War affect the politics of Germany and Italy?
The Cold War was the most important historic event in the 20th century after the Second World War, from 1945 till 1991 between two most powerful countries in that period – Soviet Union and USA. The Cold War invested a lot in world politics. What is the Cold War? This was a war for dominance in the world. In 1945 the USA was the only one country in the world that had the nuclear weapons. But in the 1949 USSR started to learn their nuclear weapons. In further developments forced the USSR was soon created by nuclear, and then thermonuclear weapons. (Isaacs J, 2008) Fight has become very dangerous for all.
Germany and Italy did not play the latest role in this war. German question in the post-war period was one of the main, and about Cold war too. Let's look at Italy and Germany during the Cold War and how it affected their future.
After World War II, many countries have serious problems in almost all areas, political, social and economic. At one of the winners of the major issues after the war were the German question and the reason for the conflict between them, and led to the division of Germany and Europe.
June 5 supreme power passed to the victorious countries: USA, UK, France and the Soviet Union. (Kettenacker L, 1997) Their main purpose, according to the London Protocol of September 12, 1944 and subsequent agreements, was the implementation of complete control over Germany (Douglas R, 2013) At the heart of this policy lay partition of the country into three zones of occupation, section of Berlin into three parts and the creation of a joint Supervisory Board of three commanders. The division of Germany into zones of occupation had ever recapture her desire for wor...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that supreme power passed to the victorious countries: usa, uk, france and the soviet union. the division of germany into zones of occupation had ever recapture her desire for world domination.
  • Describes douglas r.'orderly and humane: the expulsion of the germans after the second world war'.
  • Describes ginsborg's 'a history of contemporary italy: society and politics: 1943-1980' published by penguin.
  • Describes hagen's book, 'german history in modern times: four lives of the nation'.
  • Analyzes isaacs j.'s book, cold war: for forty-five years the world held its breath.
  • Explains that the cold war was the most important historic event in the 20th century after the second world war, between soviet union and usa.
  • Explains how germany was divided into two parts, the east german democratic republic and the west german federal republic.
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