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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Potsdam Conference (1945)

Jochen A Frowein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 July 2024

Reparation — Disarmament — Occupation — Since World War II — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, entry into force

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 After the unconditional surrender of the German Armed Forces on 8 May 1945 and the ‘assumption of supreme authority with respect to Germany’ by the Allied Powers according to the declaration of 5 June 1945, the three Heads of Government of the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom met in Potsdam near Berlin for their last major war conference (Germany, Legal Status after World War II; Germany, Occupation after World War II). From 17 July to 2 August 1945 Stalin, Truman, and the successive British Prime Ministers Churchill and (from 28 July...
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