The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

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Algora Publishing, 2007 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
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After hostilities officially ceased, what drove American policy towards Germany in 1944-1949? While Soviet policies came under closer inspection, Western policies have rarely been subjected to critical review. This book deals with the Morgenthau Plan and
 

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Contents

3 The Origins of the Morgenthau Plan
33
4 Planning for the Second Quebec Conference Octagon
49
5 The Second Quebec Conference Octagon
57
6 The Immediate Consequence of the Quebec Conference
71
7 German Reaction to the Morgenthau Plan
79
8 Joint Chiefs of Staff Directive 1067
85
9 The Economic Consequence of the Morgenthau Plan
91
10 Food Rationing
109
11 EnforcedSlave Labor
127
12 The Ethnic Cleansing of Eastern Europe
145
13 Conclusion
155
Epilogue
169
Selected Bibliography
171
Index
177
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Dietrich holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and is an expert on post war conditions in Europe. Upon retiring from the US Army, he served in the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1985 until 1991.

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