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The Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics have reached the following Agreement with regard to the
organisation of the Allied control machinery in Germany in the period
during which Germany will be carrying out the basic requirements of
unconditional surrender.
Article 1.
       Supreme authority in Germany will be exercised, on instructions
from their respective Govermnents, by the Commanders-in-Chief of the
armed forces of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, each in his own zone of
occupation, and also jointly, in matters affecting Germany as a whole,
in their capacity as members of the supreme organ of control
constituted under the present 
Article 2.
      Each Commander-in-Chief in his zone of occupation will have
attached to him military, naval and air representatives of the other
two Commanders-in-Chief for liaison duties.
Article 3.
(a) The three Commanders-in-Chief, acting together as a body, will
constitute a supreme organ of control called the Control Council.
(b) The functions of the Control Council will be--
 (i) to ensure appropriate uniformity of action by the
Commander's-in-Chief in their respective zones of occupation;
 (ii) to initiate plans and reach agreed decisions on the chief
military, political, economic and other questions affecting Germany as
a whole, on the basis of instructions received by each
Commander-in-Chief from his Government
 (iii) to control the German central administration, which will
operate under the direction of the control council and will be
responsible to it for ensuring compliance with its demands;
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