Europe in 1948

The ending of the Second World War profoundly altered the polticial geography of Europe. Of course the defeat of the Axis powers destroyed the changes which German and Italian victories had effected, and in addition, attempts were made to restore Europe to the territorial arrangements which had been produced by the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. But here, a simple restoration proved to be impossible, primarily because the Soviet Union insisted that its recent acquisitions must remain.

Make sure you can locate all of the following states, noticing their expansion or contraction since the pre-war map compare with map for 1925).

Poland
France
Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia
Italy
Bulgaria
Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics
Greece
Albania
Turkey
Syria
Lebanon
Israel
Jordan
Egypt
British Zone of Occupation in Germany
French Zone of Occupation in Germany
United States Zone of Occupation in Germany
Soviet Zone of Occupation in Germany
Berlin (under Four Power administration)
British Zone of Occupation in Austria
French Zone of Occupation in Austria
United States Zone of Occupation in Austria
Soviet Zone of Occupation in Austria

 To view the completed map click Labeled Map of 1942

Geographical features important for Europe in 1948

Learn the location of the following by studying the appropriate maps.

For Western Europe

Paris
London
Amsterdam
Brussels

For Central Europe

Berlin
Frankfurt am Oder
Oder River
Stettin
Warsaw
Königsberg (Kaliningrad)
Breslau
Posen
Danzig (Gdansk)
Riga
Vilnius
Krakow

For Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Leningrad
Moscow
Smolensk
Kiev
Stalingrad
Rostov
Sebastopol
Baku

 

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