Germany 1960 CE

After defeat in two world wars Germany is now divided into a communist East and a democratic West.

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What is happening in Germany in 1960CE

Germany was defeated in World War 1, and the Kaiser went into exile. In the punitive Treaty of Versailles which followed the ending of the war, Germany lost much of its territory and had other humiliating conditions were imposed upon it.

The treaty helped to undermine Germans’ faith in their new democracy, which took a further knock with the onset of the Great Depression, in 1930. Many looked to Adolf Hitler and his Nazis, who came to power democratically but soon turned Germany into a totalitarian state. They delivered on their promises to cut unemployment and restore Germany to a position of strength, but Hitler’s ambitions were by no means satisfied. His march into Poland brought about World War 2 (1939-45).

The end of the war found Germany once again a defeated nation, its cities ruinously bombed, its industries all but annihilated and its land occupied by foreign armies. The country was been divided into West and East Germany. West Germany is a democracy, her people prosperous, and her political climate stable. She is a founder-member of European Common Market (founded in 1953), and in 1955 she was accepted as a full member of NATO. East Germany is governed as a one-party state by the Communist party. She is a member of the Warsaw Pact. Although, by Communist standards she has a powerful economy, she is falling well behind West Germany.

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