Adam Samaan Aftermath: The Emergence of the Cold War • Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill met in Tehran the capital of Iran to decide the future coarse of the war • The western powers had earlier believed that the Soviets were in a weak position • Stalin was still operating under the notion of spheres if influence • At Yalta Roosevelt sought Soviet military help against Japan • The creation of the UN was a major American concern at Yalta • The issues of Germany and eastern Europe were treated less decisively • German reparations were set to 20 billion dollars • Before the conference at Potsdam near Berlin took place in July 1945, Western relations with the soviets were deteriorating rapidly • The Allied powers’ only common aim was the defeat of Nazism
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