Soviet Zone


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Soviet Zone

that part of Germany occupied by Soviet forces in 1945--49: transformed into the German Democratic Republic in 1949--50
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Army during the McCarthy Era, he swam the Danube River to the Soviet Zone of Austria and was sent to East Germany.
Sokolovsky, Soviet Military Governor of eastern Berlin, declared that all of Berlin, including the western zones, was part of the Soviet zone of eastern Germany.
In 1946 a merger of the existing (from the Weimar Republic era) hardline Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the somewhat more moderate Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) had taken place in the Soviet Zone, creating an entity known as the Socialist Unity Party (SED).
Although Russia and China remain strategic partners, China's growing influence in the former Soviet zones jeopardizes Russia's potential sphere of influence in Central Asia.
Unsurprisingly, film intellectuals in the Soviet zone were convinced of the importance of cinema for ideological re-education.
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.
Berlin, the German capital, though located 115 miles inside the Soviet Zone, was also divided into four sectors, with the Soviets occupying the eastern half of the city.
These blows, coupled with land reform in the Soviet zone of occupation, "spelled the end of the Junker landowning class" (381) that had long played a central role in German history.
All the united Soviet-American activity that had occurred so far had taken place on ground that the United States, the Soviet Union, and England had agreed would be within the Soviet zone of occupation.

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