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The Cold War: 1943-1953 1.) What marked the beginning of the “Grand Alliance” between The USA, Great Britain, and the USSR? World War II 2.) How did the issue of the second front (invasion of France) hinder the relationship amongst the Allies? Stalin didn’t trust FDR and Churchill 3.) When did the “Big Three” meet for the first time? The Tehran Conference 4.) What was the state of the war in Europe at the time of the Tehran Conference? The British and the Americans were in Monte Cassino and they were approaching the Gustav Line 5.) What were some of the key discussion points of the Tehran Conference concerning Germany? Stalin insists Operation Overlord happen in France. He wants to talk about German territories and reparations 6.) What decisions were made concerning Poland at the Tehran Conference? Stalin insists he keeps the territories he got promised in the Nazi-Soviet Pact. He wants a pro-communist government in Poland. 7.) What other territories did Stalin demand that he be allowed to keep after the war? He wants the Baltic States. He wants Finland. He wants parts of Romania 8.) What decisions concerning the war with Japan were made at the Tehran Conference? 9.) What were the three main results of the Tehran Conference? (United Nations?) Replacement for League of Nations, agreed on Overlord, Germany should be weak after the war 10.)What was the state of the war in Europe at the time of the Yalta Conference? Allied troops were outside of Berlin 11.)What were some of the key discussion points of the Yalta Conference concerning Germany? Disarmament, Denazify, Divide, Demilitarize 12.)What decisions were made concerning Poland at the Yalta Conference? Lublin Poles and London Poles
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13.)What decisions were made concerning Eastern Europe during the Yalta Conference? 14.)What decisions concerning the war with Japan were made at the Yalta Conference? 15.)What were the three main results of the Yalta Conference? (United Nations?) Allied Control Commission Curzon Line Oder-Neisse Line London Poles Lublin Poles Declaration for Liberated Europe Between Yalta and Potsdam 16.)Roosevelt’s Death in April 1945 (prior to the surrender of Germany) 17.)Harry S. Truman: Truman replaced FDR axxnd took a more aggressive “hard line” or “get tough” attitude with the Soviets. 18.)Germany surrendered unconditionally on May 7, 1945. 19.)Winston Churchill’s Conservative Party lost the 1945 UK general election and Labor Party leader Clement Atlee replaced Churchill. 20.)The Soviet Army occupied much of eastern Germany and a large section of Eastern Europe. 21.)The USA tested the atomic bomb the day the Potsdam Conference started. 22.)What was the state of the war in Europe at the time of the Potsdam Conference? 23.)What were some of the key discussion points of the Potsdam Conference concerning Germany?
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