Allied-occupied Germany

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Upon defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the victorious Allies asserted joint authority and sovereignty over 'Germany as a whole', defined as all territories of the former German Reich west of the Oder–Neisse line, having declared the destruction of Nazi Germany at the death of Adolf Hitler (see 1945 Berlin Declaration).wikipedia
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Inner German border

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The so-called line of contact between Soviet and American forces at the end of hostilities, mostly lying eastward of the July 1945-established inner German border, was temporary.
It was formally established on 1 July 1945 as the boundary between the Western and Soviet occupation zones of former Nazi Germany.

German Reich

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Upon defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the victorious Allies asserted joint authority and sovereignty over 'Germany as a whole', defined as all territories of the former German Reich west of the Oder–Neisse line, having declared the destruction of Nazi Germany at the death of Adolf Hitler (see 1945 Berlin Declaration).
After World War II, the denotation "German Reich" quickly fell into disuse in Allied-occupied Germany, however, and the state's continued existence remained a matter of debate; the post-war Bonn Republic maintained the continued existence of the German Reich as an 'overall state", but dormant while East and West Germany continued to be divided. Nevertheless, when Germany was reunited in 1990 the term "German Reich" was not revived as a title for the Berlin Republic.

Württemberg-Baden

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Those formed Württemberg-Baden and are the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg.
It was created in 1945 by the United States occupation forces, after the previous states of Baden and Württemberg had been split up between the US and French occupation zones.

Office of Military Government, United States

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The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building in Frankfurt am Main.
The Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS; Amt der Militärregierung für Deutschland (U.S.)) was the United States military-established government created shortly after the end of hostilities in occupied Germany in World War II.

History of Südwestrundfunk

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Later, Radio Frankfurt, Radio München (Munich) and Radio Stuttgart gave way for the Hessischer Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Süddeutscher Rundfunk, respectively.
The Southern part of Germany was split at the end of World War II into two occupation zones, an American and a French one.

Bayerischer Rundfunk

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Later, Radio Frankfurt, Radio München (Munich) and Radio Stuttgart gave way for the Hessischer Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Süddeutscher Rundfunk, respectively.
After the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, the American military occupation government took control of the station.

Bavaria

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The American zone in Southern Germany consisted of Bavaria with its traditional capital Munich and Hesse with a new capital in Wiesbaden, and of parts of Württemberg and Baden.
As a manufacturing centre, Munich was heavily bombed during World War II and was occupied by U.S. troops, becoming a major part of the American Zone of Allied-occupied Germany (1945–47) and then of "Bizonia".

Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor

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The RIAS in West-Berlin remained a radio station under American control.
By the end of 1945 the US military administration in Allied-occupied Berlin decided to establish its own broadcasting system, after the Soviets had refused to provide air time on the Berliner Rundfunk radio station.

State of Hanover

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The State of Hanover (Land Hannover) was a short-lived state within the British zone of Allied-occupied Germany.

North Rhine-Westphalia

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North Rhine-Westphalia was established in 1946 after World War II from the Prussian provinces of Westphalia and the northern part of Rhine Province (North Rhine), and the Free State of Lippe by the British military administration in Allied-occupied Germany.

Hamburg

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After the Second World War, Hamburg formed part of the British Zone of Occupation; it became a state of the then Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.

Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany

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In 1946, the Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany had 4,000 soldiers in Hanover; amongst whom was Willy Brandt (then a Norwegian citizen) as press attaché.
The Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany (Tysklandsbrigaden) was a Norwegian expeditionary force stationed in the British Zone of Occupation in Germany, from 1946 to 1953.

Frankfurter Rundschau

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Licenses were granted to Germans not involved in Nazi propaganda to establish those newspapers, including Frankfurter Rundschau (August 1945), Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin; September 1945), and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich; October 1945).
It was the first newspaper published in the US sector in occupied Germany and the third newspaper in post-war Germany.

Bremen

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The ports of Bremen (on the lower Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the Weser estuary of the North Sea) were also placed under American control because of the American request to have certain toeholds in Northern Germany.
In 1947 the city became an enclave, part of the American occupation zone surrounded by the British zone.

World War II

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Upon defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the victorious Allies asserted joint authority and sovereignty over 'Germany as a whole', defined as all territories of the former German Reich west of the Oder–Neisse line, having declared the destruction of Nazi Germany at the death of Adolf Hitler (see 1945 Berlin Declaration).
The Allies established occupation administrations in Austria and Germany.

Oldenburg

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Polish units mainly from 1st Armoured Division also had a place in the occupation; they were stationed in the northern area of the district of Emsland as well as in the areas of Oldenburg and Leer.
The British military government of the Oldenburg region resided in the city.

Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe

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At the end of World War II the British military occupation government decreed on 1 November 1946 the union of Schaumburg-Lippe, Hannover, Braunschweig, and Oldenburg to form the new state of Lower Saxony.

Bad Oeynhausen

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The British headquarters were originally based in Bad Oeynhausen from 1946, but in 1954 it was moved to Mönchengladbach where it was known as JHQ Rheindahlen.
Post-war, the town hosted the Control Commission for Germany – British Element (CCG/BE), the military government for the British Zone of Occupation and served as the British Army of the Rhine headquarters.

South Baden

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Three German states (Land) were established: Rheinland Pfalz in the North and West and on the other hand Württemberg-Hohenzollern and South Baden, who later formed Baden-Württemberg together with Württemberg-Baden of the American Zone.
South Baden (Südbaden), formed in December 1945 from the southern half of the former Republic of Baden, was a subdivision of the French occupation zone of post-World War II Germany.

Belgian Forces in Germany

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The Belgian army of occupation in Germany (known as the Belgian Forces in Germany from 1951) became autonomous in 1946 under the command, initially, of Jean-Baptiste Piron.
In the aftermath of World War II, Belgian troops were deployed to Germany as part of the Allied occupation force.

IG Farben Building

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The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building in Frankfurt am Main.
It was there that he signed the "Proclamation No. 2", which determined which parts of the country would be within the American zone.

Württemberg-Hohenzollern

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Three German states (Land) were established: Rheinland Pfalz in the North and West and on the other hand Württemberg-Hohenzollern and South Baden, who later formed Baden-Württemberg together with Württemberg-Baden of the American Zone.
Württemberg-Hohenzollern (Wurtemberg-Hohenzollern ) was a West German state created in 1945 as part of the French post-World War II occupation zone.

Rhineland-Palatinate

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Three German states (Land) were established: Rheinland Pfalz in the North and West and on the other hand Württemberg-Hohenzollern and South Baden, who later formed Baden-Württemberg together with Württemberg-Baden of the American Zone.
Rhineland-Palatinate was established in 1946 after World War II from territory of the historically separate regions of the Free State of Prussia, People's State of Hesse, and Bavaria, by the French military administration in Allied-occupied Germany.

States of Germany

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Three German states (Land) were established: Rheinland Pfalz in the North and West and on the other hand Württemberg-Hohenzollern and South Baden, who later formed Baden-Württemberg together with Württemberg-Baden of the American Zone.
After 1945, new states were constituted in all four zones of occupation.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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The Soviet occupation zone incorporated Thuringia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was established in 1945 after World War II through the merger of the historic regions of Mecklenburg and the Prussian Western Pomerania by the Soviet military administration in Allied-occupied Germany.