The Cold War 1945-1975

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What agreements were made at Yalta?
USA, Britain and Russia agree to split Germany into four zones of occupation, and to allow free elections in Eastern European countries.
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What changes had taken place by the time of Potsdam?
Germany had been defeated, Roosevelt had died and Churchill had lost the 1945 election
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What did the leaders agree about at Potsdam?
1) new boundaries at Poland 2) The allies decided to divide Germany and Berlin between them. 3) They agreed to legal trials at Nuremberg of Nazi leaders for war crimes.
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What were the main reasons that the USA and USSR fell out?
1) Economically, USSR was communist and believed in state control of industry and agriculture. USA was capitalist and believed in private enterprise. 2) Politically, communism meant a one party state and capitalist valued political freedom.
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What was the Iron Curtain?
The Iron Curtain formed the imaginary boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.
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What changes had taken place by the time of Potsdam?

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Germany had been defeated, Roosevelt had died and Churchill had lost the 1945 election

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What were the main reasons that the USA and USSR fell out?

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What was the Iron Curtain?

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