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Who were the 'Big Three'?
The three most important powers of the world which were Russia, USA and GB.
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What change happened to Germany after the Yalta Conference?
Germany was split into four zones (British, French, Soviet and America).
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Who got the most from Yalta? Why?
USA because they seemed to be the fairest country. Also, GB would be pleased with what they got out of it.
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Who would've been unhappy after Yalta? Why?
Stalin because he didn't get his main priorities.
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What year was the Yalta conference?
1945
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When was the Potsdam conference?
July 1945
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What was the Potsdam Conference?
Leaders met again after Germany had been defeated.
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What changes were there at the Potsdam Conference?
Roosevelt died soon after the Yalta Conference. Roosevelt was replaced with Harry Truman. Potsdam signaled the end on the Big Three. Churchill was replaced by Clement Attlee because of general election.
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Why was Roosevelt so annoyed with Stalin?
Because he broke all of his promises made at Yalta.
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Define 'Containment'
The policy introduced by Truman to try and contain the spread of communism.
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What was the 'Iron Curtain'?
Introduced by Winston Churchill to describe a division between Western powers and the area controlled by Soviet Union.
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What was the Truman Doctrine?
Policy introduced by Truman. USA would support Greece and Turkey with aid to prevent them from becoming Communist.
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Describe the Marshall Plan.
Large scale american program to aid Europe. USA gave monetary support to help rebuild European economics.
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What was the Berlin Blockade?
First international crisis of Cold War. Stalin tried to prevent USA giving aid to Berlin.
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What was the reaction of many European countries to Marshall Aid?
Keen to receive it. European leaders met at Paris conference in 1948 to discuss the American offer.
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What was Cominform?
Communist Information.
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What was 'Bizonia'?
Britain and USA join their two zones. This makes the USSR angry.
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When do congress vote for Marshall Aid?
March 1948
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What is NATO?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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Who was involved in NATO?
Western European states.
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What was NATOs purpose?
Prevent Soviet expansion.
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When was NATO created?
1949
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