History: Cold War- Why did it begin?

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Who were members of the Grand Alliance?
Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt and later Truman and Atlee
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Where and when were the 3 conferences?
Teheran- 1943, Yalta- 1945 and Potsdam- 1945
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What was agreed in Teheran?
USA+UK would open 2nd front, USSR would declare war on Japan when Germany was defeated, Poland should gain land from Germany but lose some to the USSR
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What was agreed in Yalta?
Germany would be reduced in size, demilitarised and have to pay reparations, Nazi party banned and war criminals tried, UN set up to replace LN, USSR would declare war on Japan and Poland would be sovietly influenced
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Why was the conference successful despite tension?
Stalins relationship with Roosevelt
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Why was there tension after Roosevelt's death?
Truman didn't get on with Stalin
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What was agreed in Potsdam?
Council of foreign ministers set up, ban the nazi party and prosecute surviving nazis, reduce the size of Germany, divide Germany and Berlin into 4 zones, the USSR could have 1/4 of industrial equipment from other zones.
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What was disagreed upon about reparations?
The USSR wanted large reparations but the USA wanted Germany to be rebuilt.
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What was actually agreed?
The 4 powers could set their own reparations for the zones they controlled
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Why did Stalin not like this?
The USSR controlled the poorest zone
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Why did the Atomic Bomb cause tensions to rise?
Truman did not tell Stalin about the bomb until the meeting.
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What was Stalin planning to use to protect the USSR?
A buffer zone
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What happened in Poland?
Stalin had promised to set up both a communist and capitalist Government bur he broke this promise.
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What happened in Greece?
A civil war broke out between monarchists and communists, Britian supported the monarchists and later so did the USA
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