Aftermath of World War II

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The Aftermath of World War II is often considered a new era. This period was defined by a combanation of international cooperation to rebuild Europe and Japan through the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, as well the starting of the United Nations.

United Kingdom

By the end of the war, the economy of the United Kingdom was horrible. More than 25% of its wealth had been spent on the war. Until the Lend-Lease aid from the US, the UK had been spent on purchasing - over £437 million on aircraft alone. Lend-lease came just before its reserves were exhausted. Britain put 55% of its total labor force into in war production.

Soviet Union

The Soviet Union suffered enormous losses in the war against Germany. The Soviet population decreased by about 40 million during the war; of these, 8.7 million were combat deaths.


Germany, in its 1937 borders, with territories east of the Oder-Neisse line shown as annexed by Poland and the Soviet Union, plus the Saar protectorate and divided Berlin. East Germany was formed by the Soviet Zone, while West Germany was formed by the American, British, and French zones in 1949 and the Saar in 1957.


The Federal State of Austria had been annexed by Germany in 1938 . Austria was separated from Germany and divided into four zones of occupation.
USA and USSR after World War II

Home Front

The world view of the US increased becuase they saw united states as a power.
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Germany Today: Post-World War II Reconstruction, 1947