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Woodstock, largely peaceful and successful, became the model rock festival, fondly remembered as a symbol for an age; other festivals ended in rioting, violence, injury, and death.
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Yalta : The February 1945 meeting of Churchill, F.D. Roosevelt, and Stalin on the Crimea in present-day Ukraine to discuss the course of the war in its final days and the problems of the peace settlement which have been the subject of much controversy in the postwar era. The agreement included a reassertion of the policy of unconditional surrender of Germany, the demilitarization and denazification of Germany, the division of Germany into four zones, the entry of the USSR into the war against Japan, and some territorial agreements. Later, critics of the Roosevelt Administration accused FDR of surrendering the control of eastern Europe to the USSR at Yalta. FDR did seek to obtain continued cooperation of the USSR in the postwar by being friendly and conciliatory with Stalin, but FDR and Churchill only compromised with Stalin. They did not give Stalin anything which he did not already control or could control. The control of Eastern Europe was decided not by FDR at Yalta but by the position of the armies as the war drew to a close. yuppies : Diminutive of the acronym for young urban professionals who in the late 1970s and 1980s devoted themselves to upward mobility and material gain. In the aftermath of Vietnam, Watergate, the OPEC oil crisis, the Black Power movement, and the breakdown of the counterculture, young people became cynical and turned away from the causes of radical political and social change which had dominated the sixties and, as often happens in times of disillusionment, emphasized private concerns and personal economic advancement. The yuppies represent the self-interest of the Me Generation now absorbed with image, feeling good about oneself (self-esteem seminars became the rage), and money-making. Tom Wolfe called the 1970s the "Me Decade."
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