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While a whole piece on the German military after the surrender would be too large, but I'll give an overall picture. I must emphasize this answer is only about post-war Western Europe. Treatment of former Wehrmacht in the East by the Soviet Union is an entirely different matter. The Western Allies anticipated needing to deal with the resulting humanitarian ...


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USSR While Western Allies (US in particular, since influence of UK and France was declining fast after WW2) certainly didn't want to make former Axis powers great again :) , few years after the war new reality appeared where USSR and communism in general became main opponents. Thus attitude towards each of these countries was shaped by this new reality . Let'...


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