History A: The Era of the Cold War 1943-1991

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  • Tensions within the Grand Alliance during WWII
    • The delay in the opening of the Second Front
      • This was the border between the USSR and Poland
        • Stalin needed the West’s help to fight the Nazis on this border
          • Teheran conference November 1943, Churchill promised to send help
            • But, the west delayed help until spring 1944.
              • Stalin suspected the west were deliberately delaying their help
                • the Nazis could kill many Russian soldiers called the Red Army
    • Disagreement over Poland
      • April 1943
        • The Katlyn Massacre was blamed on USSR
          • About 10,000 top military & officers from the Poland armywere murdered
            • West became suspicion of Stalin
              • Believing he was planning to take over Poland
                • August  1944
                  • The Red Army didn't help Polish Resistance Movement against the Nazis
                    • This allowed the Red Army to occupy Poland
    • Disagreement over the Future of Germany
      • Strains within the Grand Alliance became more apparent as wartime meetings revealed that the West and the East disagreed over how to punish Germany
        • how to govern the country Stalin wanted to punish Germany severely
          • whereas the Western allies were less keen because they wanted to prevent extremism
            • Churchill remembered the Germany’s harsh punishment after WWI led to extremism
  • Teheran conference November 1943, Churchill promised to send help
    • But, the west delayed help until spring 1944.
      • Stalin suspected the west were deliberately delaying their help
        • the Nazis could kill many Russian soldiers called the Red Army

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