Soviet Zone


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Soviet Zone

n
(Placename) that part of Germany occupied by Soviet forces in 1945–49: transformed into the German Democratic Republic in 1949–50. Also called: Russian Zone
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1) Berlin, the German capital, lay in the middle of the eastern Soviet zone, but it, too, was divided for occupation among the four victorious Allies.
Since Berlin lay inside the Soviet Zone, the other Allies were guaranteed rail, road, water (canal), and air access to the city via specified routes.
Improved relations with Japan may be useful for Putin when pressuring China to recognize the Russian sphere of influence in the former Soviet zone, where effort has been invested to maintain powerhouse status.
Created solely to act as a military bulwark against the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies, NATO survived the end of the Cold War and - taking advantage of a diminished Russia - began expanding into areas previously considered part of the Soviet zone of influence.
His Von SBZ zur DDR, 1945-68 (From Soviet Zone of Occupation to German Democratic Republic) was also first published in 1969 and has been revised, updated and reprinted into the twenty-first century.
DEFA wanted to appeal to German film-going audiences in a style that would also re-educate them, but, in the aftermath of World War Two, intellectuals in the Soviet zone agreed that the cinema of the Hitler dictatorship should be rejected and that a new kind of film should take its place.
She concludes that the camps were neither "far-flung outposts of the Gulag Archipelago" (36) nor a tool for denazification, but rather designed to ensure political security in the Soviet Zone of Occupation (SBZ).
Ethnic Cleansing in 20th Century Europe (Harvard), and The Russians in Germany: The History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation (Harvard).
Their strongest challenger was Jakob Kaiser in the Soviet zone, though suspicion of Soviet interference in the Berlin CDU soon discredited him and ensured the ascendancy of politicians from the British occupation zone.
The third stamp was issued in the Soviet zone in June 1945.
1) Contributing to this developing field of research, the works of Miriam Dobson and Bettina Greiner focus on the history and public perception of the Stalinist camps and their inmates in the USSR and in the Soviet zone of occupation that later became the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
He displayed his diplomatic passport from those days, which had allowed him once to bicycle into the city's Soviet Zone.

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