As West Germany was reorganised and gained independence from its occupiers, the German Democratic Republic was established in East Germany in 1949. The creation of the two states solidified the 1945 division of Germany.  On 10 March 1952, (in what would become known as the " Stalin Note ") Stalin put forth a proposal to reunify Germany with a policy of neutrality, with no conditions on economic policies and with guarantees for "the rights of man and basic freedoms, including freedom of speech, press, religious persuasion, political conviction, and assembly" and free activity of democratic parties and organizations.  This was turned down; reunification was not a priority for the leadership of West Germany, and the NATO powers declined the proposal, asserting that Germany should be able to join NATO and that such a negotiation with the Soviet Union would be seen as a capitulation. There have been several debates about whether a real chance for reunification had been missed in 1952.
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Notable locations in East Haddam: Banner Golf Course (A) , Allegra Farm (B) , North Plain (C) , Oak Ridge Camp (D) , Nathan Hale Place (E) , Amasa Day House (F) , Rathbun Free Memorial Library (G) , Goodspped Opera House Library (H) , Goodspeed Opera House (I) , East Haddam Town Office (J) , East Haddam Town Hall (K) , East Haddam Free Public Library (L) , East Haddam Ambulance Association (M) , East Haddam Fire Company 3 Haywardville (N) , East Haddam Fire Company 1 Headquarters (O) , East Haddam Fire Company 2 Moodus Station (P) . Display/hide their locations on the map