Defeat Of Germany World War Ii

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In considering the process of change in the development of Germany 1890-1992 how far can the defeat of Germany in World War II be seen as a key turning point?’ During the years 1890-1992 a great amount of significant events occurred which affected Germany’s fate and brought about total change; the country being ruled by extremist parties and the rise of Hitler, to Gorbachev reforming the Soviet Union and unifying Germany once again; all of these possible turning points. A turning point in a historical event is a point where all past events are rendered completely different. Though the events that took place during the hundred years were significant, they cannot match the deep rooted change that the defeat of World War II brought about. Germany was faced with many inevitable changes which took her down a fatal path. The defeat of World War II brought about a fundamental change which caused a ground shifting tangent for the future years of Germany. In the years after, the defeat society was weakened and the souls left in Germany after the war were sinking into what was going to be a time of total change. The evidence shows that the defeat of Germany in WWII brought about a deep rooted change in all aspects of life during the time period 1890-1992. Politically, the defeat of Germany was a key turning point for its citizens because they were stripped of their government and their country was now occupied. Loss of their government is incredibly significant because Germany was no longer a country in its own right. The country was now split into zones and this changed things on a fundamental level. Undoubtedly, Germany was greatly changed economically. In the years after the war, and the creation of East and West Germany, the opposites started to show. ‘It is no exaggeration to say that the German state had ceased to exist by May 1945.’ Economically, West Germany
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