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Allied Forces West Berlin

 

City of Berlin, was located in the Soviet controlled sector of Germany after World War II, that later would be come the country of East Germany. After the

the war, the victorious Allied Powers (US, France, UK, and Soviet Union, in accordance with the Potsdam Agreement  divided Germany in 4 zones of Occupation, that included the capital of Germany Berlin.The US, France and the UK took western part of Germany, while the Soviets took the eastern half. Berlin was divided in the same manner.

 

 

 Berlin was divided among the Allied Powers into zones of occupation in 1945 by the Potsdam Agreement.  US, French, British, and Soviet troops patrolled their respective zones.  US troops arrived in July, 1945, and would stay until 1994.  The Berlin Blockade of 1948-1949 by the Soviets caused great contention between the US and USSR, which further heightened with the subsequent creation of Soviet- administered East Germany and allied-supported West Germany.  The Berlin Wall Crisis of 1961 created a division of the city that would last until 1989.  While the Berlin garrison was made up of varied unit rotating through the city, the "Berlin Brigade" was created in 1961 as a separate command with units already in the city.

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