Potsdam Conference July-August 1945

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  • Potsdam Conference July-August 1945
    • USA
      • Set off first nuclear bomb day before conference began
        • Used to gain advantage against USSR and Stalin at Potsdam
          • Refused to be  intimidated by US nuclear monopoly
      • Truman
        • Replaced Roosvelt between Yalta and Potsdam after Roosvelt's death
    • USSR
      • Refused to be  intimidated by US nuclear monopoly
      • Stalin
        • Foreign Minister Molotov
          • Main Soviet negotiator in conferences
          • Some argue his fault for deteroration of relationship between the USA and USSR
    • Decisions made at Potsdam
      • Germany was to be completely disarmed
        • Agreements that would benefit the USSR
      • De-Nazification was to be carried out
      • Freedom of speech and free press in Germany
        • Agreements that would have pleased the USA
      • Germany became a single economic unit
        • Agreements that would have pleased the USA
      • USSR received reparations from its Germany zone plus 25% from other zones
        • Agreements that would benefit the USSR
    • GB
      • Churchill
        • Lost election during conference to Attlee

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