Origins of the Cold War: Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, 1945.

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What was agreed at Yalta in terms of Germany's future?
Germany was to be split up into four, each controlled by Britain, France, USA and USSR. Berlin would also be divided into four allied sectors too.
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Who attended the Yalta Conference?
Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill
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Why was there disagreements over the future of Poland at Yalta?
Stalin wanted spheres of communist influence in the Polish government. Britain and USA wanted Poland to be independent to decide its own future, after all Britain had gone to war in 1939 to liberate it from Nazi Germany.
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How much reparations were agreed at Potsdam to be paid by Germany?
$10 billion, mainly to Russia.
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At Potsdam, why did Truman and Stalin disagree over the future of Germany?
Stalin wanted Germany weak so that it couldn't start another war. Truman wanted Germany strong enough to resist the spread of communism.
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Where and when was the Potsdam Conference held?
South of Berlin, July 1945.
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Where and when was the Yalta Conference held?
In Crimea (Ukraine), February 1945.
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What would happen to leading Nazis?
They would be put on trial for war crimes (Nuremburg trials)
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Which country would Russia join the war against after the defeat of the Nazis?
Japan (Extra fact: USSR had an non agression pact all the way throughout WWII with Japan)
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What did Truman keep secret from Stalin at Potsdam?
That the newly developed atomic bomb was to be dropped on Japan (Nagasaki and Hiroshima)
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