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        Suggested Post-Surrender Program for Germany        
1.  Demilitarization of Germany.
 It should be the aim of the Allied Forces to accomplish the 
complete demilitarization of Germany in the shgortest possible period
of time after surrender.  This means completely disarming the German
Army and people (including the removal or destruction of all war 
material), the total destruction of the whole German armament industry,
and the removal or destruction of other key industries which are basic
to military strength.
2.  Partitioning of Germany.
 (a)  Poland should get that part of East Prussia which doesn't
go to the U.S.S.R. and the southern portion of Silesia as indicated
on the attached map, (Appendix A).
 (b)  France should get the Saar and the adjacent territories 
bounded by the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers.
 (c)  As indicated in part 3 an International Zone should be
created containing the Ruhr and the surrounding industrial areas.
 (d)  The remaining portion of Germany should be divided into
two autonomous, independent states, (1) a South German state comprising 
Bavaria, Wuerttemberg, Baden and some smaller areas and (2) a North 
German state comprising a large part of the old state of Prussia, 
Saxony, Thuringia and several smaller states.
 There shall be a custom union between the new South German
state and Austria, which will be restored to her pre-1938 political 
3.  The Ruhr Area.
  (The Ruhr, surrounding industrial areas, as shown
on the attached map, including the Rhineland, the Keil Canal, and all
German territory north of the Keil Canal.
 Here lies the heart of German industrial power, the cauldron of
wars.  This area should not only be stripped of all presently existing 
industries but so weakened and controlled that it can not in the fore-
seeable future become an industrial area.  The following steps will 
accomplish this:
 (a)  Within a short period, if possible not longer than 6 months 
after the cessation of hostilities, all industrial plants and equipment
not destroyed by military action shall either be completely dismantled
and removed from the area or completely destroyed.  All equipment shall
be removed from the mines and the mines shall be throughly wrecked.
 It is anticipated that the stripping of this area would be 
accomplished in three stages:
   (i)  The military forces immediately upon entry into the area
shal destroy all plants and equipment which cannot be removed.
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