Washington's Plan for Germany

Ehrmann, Henry W.
May 1943
New Republic;5/3/43, Vol. 108 Issue 18, p585
Analyzes the U.S. plan to politically dismember Germany after World War II. Possibility that such a perspective would drive German people into a bloc of unity behind their ruler Adolf Hitler; Attitude of American people towards Germans in the light of horrors the German soldiers have unleashed on the Europeans and Americans; Assertion that a territorial separation of the rest of Germany from "Prussian influence" as a remedy against German aggressiveness is both a fallacy and an anachronism; Suggestion that the political and economic dismemberment of Germany is for the best for the German people; Plans for prohibition of political parties in Germany based on extreme nationalism; Apprehension that dismemberment of Germany means reintroduction of internal tariff barriers within the pre-1938 borders of the country; Assurance of guarantees against an early return to power of aggressive German chauvinism.


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