World War 2: territories did Germany lose. the entire territory from the Atlantic to the Don was under German occupation
The scales are broken.
Germany before the start of the Nazi conquests was one of the largest states in Europe. With a population of 68 million, its territory of 468 787 km² extended from the coast of the North Sea to Memel (now Lithuanian Klaipeda). However, by 1939 the Hitler Third Reich had seriously expanded from 468 to 633 thousand km²
During World War II, Hitler painted for himself all the captured lands. Thus, by 1942, the entire territory from the Atlantic to the Don was under German occupation. Fortunately, not for long.
“We shared an orange”
By 1945, no one doubted the victory of the Soviet people over Nazi Germany. Like the Big Three (Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin) , which had agreed in advance on the division of Germany within the borders of 1933. It was divided into 4 occupation zones: English, American and French – in the west, and Soviet – in the east.
Germany lost World War 2
Thus, the territory of Germany after the Second World War decreased by more than a quarter with the loss of large industrial and agricultural centers established for centuries. War is an ungrateful undertaking, moreover, ruinous.