Today In History- January 1

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Jan. 1, 1947: American and British occupation zones in post-war Germany form Bizone

  • Germany

In a distinct threat to Soviet expansion, on January 1, 1947, the United States and Great Britain merge their occupation zones in Germany, foreshadowing the creation of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Tensions increase regarding the development of the Cold War, eventually leading to the East German blockade that would threaten the future of Germany.