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Unformatted text preview: ’t worry: military history is NOT on the AP! I just summarized it a little more concisely this time, anyway!) *The Wartime (and Post-War) Conferences* - Now THIS is important. The key conferences are as follows: Teheran Conference (December 1943) – FDR, Stalin & Churchill met. The main issues were: The opening of a second front (the fact that they hadn’t already was annoying Stalin), which led to a decision to invade France in 1944. The USSR also promised to help against Japan as soon as Germany lost. Dumbarton Oaks Conference – The US, GB, the USSR, and China basically talked over the details of the UN here, finally deciding on the Security Council/General Assembly we all know and love today. Yalta Conference (February 1945) – FDR, Stalin & Churchill once again. They discussed… Poland: After letting the Germans wipe out an uprising, the USSR had installed its own gov’t – but another one was still waiting in London. So it was decided that the USSR would get more territory but would (supposedly) use a coalition gov’t there. Germany: They decided upon its division into four zones, and a preliminary figure for reparations (most of which would go to the USSR). 222 Stalin also promised (again) to declare war on Japan soon after Hitler lost and sign a treaty with Chiang in China (not Mao). In exchange, the USSR would get back some of the land it lost in the Russo-Japanese war. Yalta was the high water mark of diplomatic relations between the three and then… Potsdam Conference (July 1945) – Truman replaced FDR here. They discussed…. Germany: They agreed on disarmament, dismantling of war industries, de-nazification, and war crimes trials. Japan: Unconditional surrender. Not much else was actually settled, as the spirit of unity had been broken and there was much haggling about gaining/losing territory & spheres of influence and so on… - That’s all. *World War II: The Home Front* - In many ways, what occurred on the home front in WWII is very similar to what occurred during WWI, although there were also some significant differences. Here’s what you should remember about the home front in WWII: Propaganda – FDR started out by getting everybody geared up with his Four Freedoms idea (s...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.

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