- Oct 30, 2009
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To be correct, the FRG is only since 1990 a fully sovereign state.And that explains why the US still has troops in Germany, right?Dudes, the Korean War was a Draw. So therefor no win for the USA/UNO there.
Also, the reason why the USA still is there (apart from exerting influence in a "interesting" region) is that the current state between north and south korea is cease fire, not peace.
The former Victor-States had a lot of rights reserved under the occupation regulation.
Good example was West-Berlin, which was legally no part of West-Germany, but under Allied control.
Also, the big bad Red Army was next door and most NATO countries found it far better to defend their freedom on German soil than on their own.
So, not only the US had a sizeable force here, but also the French, the Brits, the Canadians and the Belgians.
In East Germany it surely were 300.000 Soviet Troops, so in case of WW III. even the conventional war would have flattened Germany.
And that´s why there are still GIs here (the others already left).