2. The German occupation of Victoria during the Global War was relatively brief, lasting from early 1943 to mid-1945. It was also a mild one, with the Germans leaving most domestic political institutions in place (as the Nazis did in Denmark IOW). After the Germans began to cut their losses in 1944, they extracted trade concessions and basing rights from the Victorians, held a supervised election and withdrew. The German occupation was more a bump in the road for the Victorians than a major traumatic event, but the hardcore Anglophiles' resentment of Patten for participating in the occupation administration and the 1945 election was sufficient to keep the Victoria United Party out of power from 1949 until 1961. Patten, who is uncertain of his political base in the wake of the Madoka trial, is reaching out to his traditional enemies for support.
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