Germany is a federal state located in Central Europe, consisting of 16 states Germany is one of the world's leading industrial countries. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea , the Baltic Sea and Denmark , in the east on Poland and the Czech Republic , in the south by Austria and Switzerland , as well as in the west against France , Luxembourg , Belgium and the Netherlands .
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Destruction caused by bombing during World War 2 in Berlin, Germany.
Upon the defeat of the Third Reich in World War II, the victorious Allied powers asserted their authority over all territory of the German Reich which lay west of the Oder–Neisse line. The four powers divided Germany into four occupation zones for administrative purposes, into what is collectively known now as Allied-occupied Germany (German: Alliierten-besetztes Deutschland). This division was ratified at the Potsdam Conferen..
A aerial view of houses during the war in Germany, 1945.
N*z* Germany, also known as the Third Reich, was a period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when the country was governed by a dictatorship and the N*z* Party (NSDAP). Under the dictator's rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist totalitarian state which controlled nearly all aspects of life. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich ("German Reich", "German Empire" or "German Realm") from 1933 to 1943 and Großdeutsch..
German troops captured in blazing Aachen.
An infantryman of the First US Army (left) escorts five German prisoners along a street of blazing Aachen, Reich border city where the Nassi garrison refused to surrender. During the first 13 days of their assault against Aachen, American soldiers captured approximately 9,000 Nassis.
The Battle of Aachen was a major battle of Second World War. It was fought by American and German forces in and around Aachen, Germany, between 2–21 October 1944. The city ..
World War II, also called Second World War,
World War II: Battle of Stalingrad [Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.]conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China. The war was in many respects a continuation, after an uneasy 20-year hiatus, of the disputes left unsettled by World ..