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Comprehension
6a According to the article, what were the Russians doing to Germany?
6b Were the West et al responsible?
6c What does the article think the West should do with its German zones?

Analysis and Interpretation
6d What is the general attitude of this article towards Germany? Pick out some words or phrases which support your point.
6e What does this article suggest about relations between the Allies by the time of the Potsdam Conference?

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Extract from an article in the British journal The Economist, August 11th 1945

Extract from an article in the British journal The Economist, August 11th 1945