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Germany - Key to Europe

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A report on Germany, showing how events after World War II made of this divided nation an arena of conflict between two ideologies. This film brings into focus the bewildering and unforseen march of events that followed the country's collapse and its military occupation. The political maneuvers of the Soviet bloc to build a satellite state, in opposition to the wish of the Western powers for a unified, democratic Germany, are seen as major factors in the struggle. The film touches on the implications for Europe of West Germany's rapid economic recovery.

1953, 21 min

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