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Germany (territory Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government. Civil Administration Division. / Denazification, cumulative review. Report, 1 April 1947-30 April 1948.

Report on the Tripartite Conference of Berlin (Potsdam Agreement), 2 August 1945 (excerpt),   pp. 39-41 PDF (879.4 KB)

Page 41

II. All democratic political parties with rights of assembly and
of pu0lic discussion shall be allowed and encouraged throughout
III. Representative and elective principles shall be introduced
into regional, provincial and state (Land) administration as rapidly
as may be justified by the successful application of these prin-
ciples in local selfgovernment;
IV. For the time being no central German government shall
be established. Notwithstanding this, however, certain essential
central German administrative departments, headed by State
Secretaries, shall be established,. particularly in the fields of
finance, transport,. communications, foreign . trade and industry.
Such departments will. act under the direction of the Control
10. Subject :to the necessity for maintaining military security,
freedom of speech, press and religion shall be permitted, and
religious institutions shall be respected. Subjeet likewise tb the
maintenance of military security, the  formation of free trade
unions shall be permitted.
I-               ~~~~APRIL.'1948

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