Yalta and Potsdam

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  • Created on: 11-05-14 11:58

YALTA

Background?

  • 1945
  • Held just before end of war to decide what to do with Germany after its defeat.
  • Roosevelt: wanted Soviet support in war against Japan.
  • Churchill: wanted free elections and democratic governments in East Europe.
  • Stalin:wanted Soviet influence in East Europe

Results?

  • Germany to to be divided into four zones, occupied by US, Britain, France and Soviets
  • Berlin was in Soviet zone, but was also to be divided.
  • Nazi war criminals to be hunted down and tried.
  • Free elections to be held in states of Eastern Europe.
  • Stalin agreed to enter war against Japan in return for Soviet gains in the East
  • A UN organisation should be set up to replace the League of Nations
  • Germany…

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