Outcomes of denazification

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  • OUTCOMES of denazification
    • The US ZONE
      • They implemented denazification procedures more STRICTLY than other 3 powers.
      • E.g. They listed 3.5 million Germans as 'chargeable cases'
      • USA wanted to CONVERT Germans to DEMOCRATIC attitudes, but DISTRUSTED them.
      • However, their zeal DIMINISHED as the Cold War EMERGED
        • REALISING that they needed to BUILD ANTI-COMMUNIST West German State
    • BRITISH ZONE
      • Had REDUCED RESOURCES
      • They were PRAGMATIC & more LENIENT than the USA
      • MORE prepared to ALLOW former Nazis to hold PROMINENT positions.
        • This was due to the fact that they were struggling to rebuild the zone's struggling economy
    • FRENCH ZONE
      • Denazification was their LOWEST PRIORITY
      • Their MAIN AIM was to REVITALISE France's destroyed economy
      • they allowed former Nazis from other zones to work in their area, due to LIMITED MANPOWER
    • SOVIET ZONE
      • Applied RIGOROUS DENAZIFICATION measures
      • Former Nazi civil servants, teachers and law professionals were PURGED
        • A no. of Nazi war criminals were EXECUTED and Nazi properties were CONFISCATED
      • However, former Nazis prepared to CONFORM to COMMUNISM were NOT REMOVED
        • Former Nazi civil servants, teachers and law professionals were PURGED
          • A no. of Nazi war criminals were EXECUTED and Nazi properties were CONFISCATED

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