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  • Post-War Europe 2011Clairmont Press
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  • The Challenges The challenges facing Post War Europe were daunting: Rebuild an entire continent devastated by total warRebuild an entire continent devastated by total war Agreement between two rival ideologies:Agreement between two rival ideologies: Capitalism and Communism Capitalism and Communism The future of GermanyThe future of Germany Ensure future peace and prosperity for citizensEnsure future peace and prosperity for citizens The United NationsThe United Nations Protection of the JewsProtection of the Jews The establishment of Israel as a Jewish stateThe establishment of Israel as a Jewish state
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  • Rebuilding Europe The United States had sacrificed significantly but had not been invaded, bombed, or lost many civilians and was in a better position to aid the European recovery effort.The United States had sacrificed significantly but had not been invaded, bombed, or lost many civilians and was in a better position to aid the European recovery effort. The countries of Europe would turn to the United States for investment, security, and for raw materials to rebuild.The countries of Europe would turn to the United States for investment, security, and for raw materials to rebuild. The Marshall PlanThe Marshall Plan The Soviet Union focused on Eastern Europe.The Soviet Union focused on Eastern Europe. The Soviet Union refused to leave conquered lands in Eastern Europe.The Soviet Union refused to leave conquered lands in Eastern Europe. They moved quickly to help rebuild but also instituted communist regimes across Eastern Europe.They moved quickly to help rebuild but also instituted communist regimes across Eastern Europe.
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  • Germany Germany was divided into four major zones amongst the Allied Powers.Germany was divided into four major zones amongst the Allied Powers. The capital of Berlin was also divided along the same zones.The capital of Berlin was also divided along the same zones. This would shape the future of Germany for the next 44 years.This would shape the future of Germany for the next 44 years. Look at the map to the right to examine the different divisionsLook at the map to the right to examine the different divisions Click here to view larger map.Click here to view larger map.Click here to view larger mapClick here to view larger map
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  • The United Nations On June 26, 1945 with victory within sight, the Allied Powers moved to establish a world organization to promote peace amongst nations.On June 26, 1945 with victory within sight, the Allied Powers moved to establish a world organization to promote peace amongst nations. The United Nations was created.The United Nations was created. Allied members and eventually other nations were allowed to voice concerns in hopes of promoting peace.Allied members and eventually other nations were allowed to voice concerns in hopes of promoting peace. The United Nations is headquartered in New York City on land donated by John D. Rockefeller.The United Nations is headquartered in New York City on land donated by John D. Rockefeller.
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  • Establishment of Israel After World War II there was a massive refugee crisis; children survivors were left with little to no family at all.After World War II there was a massive refugee crisis; children survivors were left with little to no family at all. Most Jews were not allowed to or were unwilling to return to Eastern Europe because of continued anti-Semitism.Most Jews were not allowed to or were unwilling to return to Eastern Europe because of continued anti-Semitism. Many homes had been simply taken over, their belongings were stolen, they had nowhere to live.Many homes had been simply taken over, their belongings were stolen, they had nowhere to live. The issue of Palestine was turned over to the United Nations in 1947 and two states were created; one Jewish and one Arab. The Arabic countries did not accept this.The issue of Palestine was turned over to the United Nations in 1947 and two states were created; one Jewish and one Arab. The Arabic countries did not accept this. The Jewish leaders quickly moved to create a modern state after British troops withdrew in 1949.The Jewish leaders quickly moved to create a modern state after British troops withdrew in 1949.