Britain, in particular, was hit hard by the second weltkrieg. That didn’t end Germany’s paranoia. The English Republic was extensively demilitarized, yet the occupation force avoided collective punishment. Infrastructure was rebuilt, with Manchester the new capital. Ian Smith returned in a new election, running for the Conservative party. Under military occupation, Britain was not trusted one bit. Eventually, tried of having a large occupation force, much of the Wehrmacht left while several bases remained, and a new English Defense Force of 10,000 was raised. It later grew to 50,000 a decade later though the old wwii uniform was discarded, as it was offensive to many. English Defense Force soldier circa 1960.