According to the agreements of the four allied powers (a stunning unity was demonstrated in this matter by tomorrow's deadly enemies-the USSR, the United States, Great Britain and France; the latter unexpectedly also got a piece of the German pie), the territory of Germany was occupied and divided into four zones. In each, one of the victorious parties established its own control, and the troops stationed in the houses of the burghers had the official status of 'winners', with all, as they say, the consequences.
The country's economy was in a wild decline. In addition to the mandatory payment of 15 billion (!) dollars to the winning countries, natural and industrial resources were legally exported from Germany at zero. At the same time, an active campaign of ideological re-education was carried out among the starving population, part of which was the revival of native German culture.
However, this did not apply to the Soviet zone of occupation. There was in sight of a very different trend is to steer started the Pro-Soviet socialist unity party of Germany. And soon the GULAG-type special camps became a reality here (Buchenwald did not die, thousands of men and women served untimely imprisonment in it and 9 other camps in the territory of the Soviet zone of occupation of Germany), most of which were Germans accused of espionage under Article 58 of the Criminal Code of the USSR.
However, life gradually returned to the destroyed Germany. Industry, agriculture, and the financial system function under the control of the United Nations. The mail message resumes. In 1945, in the territory controlled by the United States and Great Britain, postal items were paid for with stamps marked with the allied troops: 'AM Post' ('Allied Military').
The SZOG also issued postage stamps, and each locality had its own varieties, most often-overprints on old samples or cheap versions printed in local printing houses.