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dc.contributor.authorMeinssen, Nicole Halley
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:21:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:21:47Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othermeinssen_nicole_h_200805_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/meinssen_nicole_h_200805_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24702
dc.description.abstractBritish objectives for their occupation were many, and the means of achieving them often conflicted with one another; this conflict caused chaos in the British Zone and detracted from British efforts to rebuild a stable and self-supporting Germany in all areas. This thesis examines the early years of the British occupation from a German perspective, and analyzes British efforts in denazification, democratization, and repairing the economy while also discussing the geopolitical motivations and pressures that affected British decisions regarding many of their objectives. It concludes that in attempting to achieve all of their objectives, the British made contradictory policies, and although they endeavored to rectify these contradictions by later compromising between their different objectives, these compromises only served to further hinder their occupational efforts. The contribution of British prejudices, poor planning, and bureaucratic stagnancy to the hindrance of their occupational goals is also examined. Finally, the impact the British occupation had on the German people within the British Zone is investigated, with emphasis on the ways in which the conflicting motivations and objectives of the British contributed to the continuation of German suffering during the early years of the occupation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectBritain
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectOccupation
dc.subjectBritish Zone
dc.subject1945
dc.subject1946
dc.subject1947
dc.subjectDenazification
dc.subjectDemocratization
dc.subjectRe-education
dc.subjectEconomy
dc.subjectCold War
dc.subjectAllied Control Council
dc.subjectACC
dc.subjectControl Commission Germany
dc.subjectCCG
dc.subjectMilitary Government
dc.subjectFamine
dc.subjectCoal
dc.subjectIndustry
dc.subjectRuhr
dc.subjectBlack Market
dc.subjectFragebogen
dc.subjectCensorship
dc.subjectPress
dc.subjectHousing
dc.subjectPrisoners of War
dc.subjectPrejudice
dc.titleThe conflicting motivations of the British and their effects on the German people
dc.title.alternativean analysis of the British occupation of Germany, 1945-1947
dc.typeHonors
dc.description.degreeAB
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorJohn H. Morrow, Jr.
dc.description.committeeJohn H. Morrow, Jr.
dc.description.committeeDavid S. Williams
dc.description.committeeMiranda Pollard
dc.description.committeePamela B. Kleiber


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