740.00119 (Potsdam)/5–2446

No. 398
Briefing Book Paper 1
[Extract]2
top secret

European Territorial Settlements

i. germany

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The United States Government is opposed to the separation from Germany of the Ruhr3 or the left bank of the Rhine either by internationalization or by other means. …

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  1. Annex 13 to the attachment to document No. 177.
  2. For other extracts from this paper, see documents Nos. 259 and 509.
  3. For a map of the Ruhr, see vol. ii, facing p. 926.