End of WW2.docx - 1943-1944 o Soviet forces pushed the...

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1943-1944 o Soviet forces pushed the Germans out of Eastern Europe o Battle of the Bulge- Germany’s last attempt to defeat allies- ended with Germany’s defeat- helped end European war o Yalta Conference: February 1945: Churhill, Roosevelt, Stalin- met to determine what would happen after war Yalta Conference o Germany would pay reparations o Germany war criminals brought to trial o Germany- disarmed o Germany- divided into occupation zones o Stalin promised to go to war with japan after war ended in Europe Battle of Berlin o Americans allowed Soviets to take Berlin o April 30, 1945 Hitler committed suicide o May 7, 1945 Germans surrendered unconditionally o May 8, 1975 VE Day- “Victory in Europe” o Allies forced Germans to look at the Concentration camps and bury the dead o Potsdam- Truman and clement atlee Victory in the Pacific o Japan refused to surrender o US dropped atomic bombs Hiroshima August 6, 1945- Japanese still refused to surrender Nagasaki August 9, 1945- Japanese surrendered August 14 September 2, 1945- VJ Day Global Peace o Big Three- met at Teheran (1943), Dumberton Oaks (1944), Yalta (1945), and San Francisco (1945)- discussed formation of an international peace keeping organization o

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