740.00119 Control (Germany)/6–2745: Telegram

No. 338
The Political Adviser in Germany ( Murphy ) to the Acting Secretary of State
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62. Most Immediate.

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2. I regret the insistence that the French accept southern Württemberg1 against their apparent desires since it involves the division and possible political obliteration of an important and historically liberal German federal unit.

It is noted that Ambassador Winant and Mr. Mosely have voiced objection to this solution which appears to us to be at variance with the directive to obtain the political decentralization of the Reich, the sound accomplishment of which would seem to depend on rebuilding and reviving the traditional federal units of Germany other than modern Prussia.

Sent Dept repeated to London as No. 10; copy to Paris.

  1. In the delineation of the French zone of occupation in Germany.