Who was at the Yalta Conference?
When was Yalta?
The Yalta Conference happened before World War One ended.
What was decided at Yalta?
Germany would pay reparations for the war (but the amount was not decided)
The UN was set up
Nazi criminals were to be convicted for their crimes
Germany was divided into three zones, one for USA, one for USSR and one for Britain
Free elections in Eastern Europe
Germany and Berlin were divided into four zones each ; each zone in both was occupied by France, Britain, USA and USSR
Stalin agreed to enter the Japanese war (for Soviet gain in the Far East)
Stalin agreed to enter the war of Afghanistan
Poland was to be governed by one of the countries that owned a section of Germany
The Big Three each had a Big Mac, and a classic moment was when Stalin spilled his McFlurry on Churchill's lap, causing them both to have a hearty ketchup war, which was ignored by Roosevelt, who wanted to enjoy his Happy Meal toy in peace
Which country, whilst not attending either conference, was allowed a section of Germany?
The Potsdam Conference happened before the end of WW2
The Potsdam Conference happened while the war with the Japanese was still going on
When was the Potsdam Conference?
Who attended the Potsdam Conference
Churchill died before the Potsdam Conference, so could not attend
Roosevelt died before the Potsdam Conference took place, so could not attend
Churchill was beaten in an election by Attlee, who attended the Potsdam Conference
What was confirmed at Potsdam?
The division of Germany
The treatment of Nazi war criminals
That USSR could occupy Poland
Free elections for Eastern Europe
What had happened between Yalta and Potsdam?
Soviet troops had occupied most of Eastern Europe and stayed there
The communist government of Poland (which had Stalin's backing) had taken control of part of East Germany
The communist government of Poland (which had Stalin's backing) had taken control of East Germany
The communist government of Poland (which had Stalin's backing) had taken control of Germany
The communist government of Poland (which had Stalin's backing) had taken control of Berlin
Roosevelt was more friendly with Stalin than Truman and had been prepared to negotiate with him
Truman was fiercely against communism and wanted to be tough with Stalin
Roosevelt had been more suspicious of Stalin than Truman was, so tensions thawed between USA and USSR
Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened between Yalta and Potsdam