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To answer this question, from the outset there has to be a distinction between the German zones occupied by the Western allies and the Soviet occupied zone, i.e the parts that first became the Tri-Zone then the Federal Republic of German and the German Democratic Republic, respectively. The source I'm using is Greif zur Kamera, Kumpel!: Die Geschichte der ...


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The actual reason was that there was mass starvation in Germany after the war and the allies wanted to cover up their atrocities. http://www.whale.to/b/starvation_of_germans.html


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I'd like to add this as "anecdotal" answer, not as definite but as additional data point: In some cases entire new towns were created, especially for the "ethnically cleansed" as they're now called. Meaning the refugees and those driven from their original homes in Silesia and the Sudetenland, which fell to Poland and Czechia, respectively. One such town ...


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Regarding Germans, the Nazis made a very thorough effort to control all media, just as they tried to control all other aspects of society. Part of the Denazification was to control all media and to ban any publication that was not cleared as harmless. From the occupation to 1949, all newspapers required a license (German wikipedia link, you might follow the ...


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The Swabian princes were "overthrown" in the Revolution of 1848 and forced by democratic forces to accept constitutional monarchies. When they couldn't get along with the democrats, they turned to the Prussians for military help to restore "order." Prussia was by far the most militaristic power in Germany and it had interests in protecting their Rhine ...


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Otheer answers will show you what was considered "Prussia" but I think it's a little more to be considered "Prussian". Similarly to animal packs or herds, there is a certain congenital tendency to belong to an alpha-male. So medieval people truly considered themselves as a belonging of the local nobleman. From the anthropological point of view, the concept ...


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"Prussia" is an area on the East Baltic, conquered by the Teutonic knights, who assimilated the local "Prussian" people. In part because they were on the frontier between Germany and Slavic lands, they became a particularly militaristic group. Imagine if American soldiers in Iraq annexed the country and intermarried with the locals to create a mllitaristic ...


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It might be helpful here to remember that the German unification was accomplished by Prussia in 1871. During the interwar period after WWI this was still in living memory. Prior to unification, Prussia had slowly taken over nearly all of northern Germany. The rulers of the new German Nation were the same Hohenzollern family that ruled Prussia, and their ...



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