Disagreements At Potsdam

In addition, German society should be democratically transformed by the repeal of all discriminatory laws of the Nazi era and by the arrest and trial of Germans considered “war criminals.” The German education and judicial system should be cleansed of authoritarian influences and encourage democratic political parties to participate in the administration of Germany at the local and national levels. However, the re-establishment of a German national government was postponed indefinitely and the Allied Control Commission (composed of four occupying powers, the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union), was to govern the country during the interregnum. The main objective of the Potsdam Conference was to conclude a post-war settlement and put into practice all the things agreed at Kanta. The massive Soviet army already occupied much of Eastern Europe.

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