The Military Balance in Europe 1945 – 1956

After the Second World War the Soviet Union demobilises its armed forces to a much lesser degree than the Western power, giving the Soviet Union a larger military force in Europe than the Western powers.  However the Americans process the atomic bomb and even after 1949 when the Soviets develop their own atomic bomb, the American still have many more atomic weapons than the Soviets.  The creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact.  The creation of the West German armed forces and a biography of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

To be published on Saturday 14th March

This episode will be the last in season four.

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