West Germany Power Vacuum

By jminott
  • Tehran Conference

    The meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, leaders of the allied powers of the Soviet Union, United States of America and Britain, to plan the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its allies. Formation of Operation Overlord which led to Germany's defeat.
  • Operation Overlord

    Combat of allied powers in Normandy France against Germany.
  • Yalta Conference

    The meeting of the three Allied leaders in Yalta on the Black Sea to plan the future of Europe after the war after they had already assumed victory over Germany and the Axis powers.
  • Suicide of Adolf Hitler, Leader of Germany

    In the midst of the Soviet invasion of Berlin, more widely known as the Battle of Berlin, German dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gun in his bunker along with Eva Braun, his long-term mistress whom he had married just hours before their joint suicide.
  • Unconditional surrender of all German forces

    A week after Hitler committed suicide, German military leaders surrendered to the victorious allied powers.
  • Division of Germany under Allied powers control.

    The Berlin declaration by the allies assume supreme powers in two separate sectors of Berlin, Germany; Soviet Union in East, America, Britain and France in West.
  • Marshall Plan Formation

    Western Allies came to the realization that the Economic recovery of Europe was dependent on the reactivation of West German industry. The country subsequently began exporting local products, reduced unemployment, increased food production, reduced the black market, and slowly, but continuously, improved the country's standard of living after receiving a loan from the allies, known as The Marshall Plan.
  • Federal Republic of Germany is founded (West Germany).

  • Construction of Berlin Wall.

    Leader Soviet Union at the time in charge of Eastern Germany erected a wall dividing both sectors of Berlin to prevent Eastern Germany residents from leaving to go into developing Western Germany.
  • August 14, 1961 Brandenburg Gate

    The crossing between east and west germany, Bradenburg gate closed alongside erection of Berlin Wall now completely dividing both sectors of the country.
  • Berlin Wall is opened

    A miscommunication of Soviet Leader in charge of Eastern Germany leads to the opening of Bradenburg gate and Berlin Wall. Eastern and Western Germany are no longer separated.
  • Reunification of Germany.

    Government of Germany is now whole once more.