By James Dobbins
An almost 50-year overview of U.S. efforts to remodel defeated and damaged enemies into democratic and wealthy allies.
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The occupying forces became responsible for economic and budgetary policies. S. S. S. military officers under his command who were in charge of various German municipalities. S. military government directed its energies to reviving German output as quickly as possible to provide sustenance to the German population, including refugees. Financial pressures soon came into play as well, since both Britain and the United States wished to reduce the cost of feeding and clothing German populations in their zones.
To achieve this goal, we adopted a common approach for each case study. In each instance, we first described the nature of the settlement that ended the conflict. Second, we describe the scope of the problem. To develop a set of best practices, we needed to be able to compare the magnitude of the challenges facing the United States across the case studies. To do so, we outlined the security, humanitarian, administrative, political, and economic challenges that the United States faced at the end of the conflict.
Humanitarian Humanitarian assistance and aid to refugees in Germany were coordinated and financed through OMGUS. However, private relief organizations, such as the International Red Cross and religious organizations, were heavily involved in the actual provision of food, clothing, and health care and in assisting refugees and displaced people to find surviving family and friends. They also assisted people to emigrate or move to new locations. S. S. zone through the Government Aid and Relief in Occupied Areas (GARIOA) program and through grants of war surplus supplies.