West Germany – 1949

Close to four years after the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II, the three Western Occupational Allied Powers of Germany, realizing they weren’t going to get cooperation on the recreation of a German State from the Soviet Union, created the Federal Republic of Germany out of their occupational zones, except for West Berlin and the French Saarland Protectorate, on May 23, 1949, with the ratification of Basic Law, the new nation’s constitution.. Elections for the Bundestag, or Federal Parliament, are now being held. Konrad Adenauer’s new CDU and it’s allied CSU, Free Democrats, and German Party intend to form a centre-right coalition against Kurt Schumacher’s Social Democrats. And the Centre Party stands in between. But with Communists, Neo-Nazis, and Bavarian Separatists nipping at all three sides’ heels, who will come out ahead?

West Germany – 1949

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