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Germany had expended virtually all its resources by the end of the war. The brief resistance of Berlin, when compared with, say, Budapest, shows this. The Germans couldn't even scrape together the resources to make their own capital a meaningful "fortress". They were utterly beaten. Only a few people who were isolated from up to date information (i.e. some stragglers with nationalist guerrillas in Eastern Europe), or lunatics who had lost all sense of reality, were likely to carry on resisting when their leader had shirked his responsibilities by committing suicide, his successors had surrendered and his gauleiters had not practiced what they preached to others about fighting to the death. There was nothing left worth resisting for.