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In short: Political compromise based on economic and primarily logistical considerations slowly solidified over the initially symbolic and political reasons. Kliment Voroshilov formed the crucial ideas and formulated the argument for the Soviet side. An idea the other two western allies accepted, initially for a short period of time: follow pre-existing ...


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The initial decision to divide Berlin into sectors was made around the 12th of September 1944 by the European Advisory Commission (EAC). E.A.C. (44) 9th Meeting Berlin Area (as shown on the annexed map "B") The Berlin area (by which expression is understood the territory of "Greater Berlin" as defined by the law of the 27th April 1920) ...


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While there wasn't a single overarching belief, many Germans of the bourgeoisie and the intelligentsia (including the German leadership) in 1914 felt: a growing feeling of encirclement stemming from the changing diplomatic landscape. Possibly since the end of Bismarck but definitely since the formation of the Entente in 1907 with Russia, France and England ...


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Was "Nobody intends to build a wall" Machiavellian? It is more in the form of Doublethink: "Truth is What Serves the Party". It is in the interest of the party for the world to believe that they have no intention of imprisoning their own people. And since the party is always right, there is no contradiction in the statement (2 + 2 = 5). ...


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