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).
To view the completed map click Labeled Map of 1942
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