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The New Deal and World War I3

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The New Deal and World War II Roosevelt’s leadership through economic reconstruction, war In February 1945, the three Allied leaders met again at Yalta (now in Ukraine), with  victory seemingly secure. There, the Soviet Union secretly agreed to enter the war  against Japan three months after the surrender of Germany. In return, the USSR would  gain effective control of Manchuria and receive the Japanese Kurile Islands as well as  the southern half of Sakhalin Island. The eastern boundary of Poland was set roughly at  the Curzon line of 1919, thus giving the USSR half its prewar territory. Discussion of  reparations to be collected from Germany – payment demanded by Stalin and opposed  by Roosevelt and Churchill – was inconclusive. Specific arrangements were made 
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Unformatted text preview: concerning Allied occupation in Germany and the trial and punishment of war criminals. Also at Yalta it was agreed that the great powers in the Security Council of the proposed United Nations should have the right of veto in matters affecting their security. Two months after his return from Yalta, Franklin Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage while vacationing in Georgia. Few figures in U.S. history have been so deeply mourned, and for a time the American people suffered from a numbing sense of irreparable loss. Vice President Harry Truman, a former senator from Missouri, succeeded him....
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