3What does this source suggest. What is it talking about What does this source suggest? What is it talking about? Is it positive or negative?A British cartoon published in the Daily Mail July 16th 1945 (Associated Newspapers/Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature)
4The Potsdam Conference L/O: To identify why relations grew worse as a result of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences and to know the key features of the Potsdam Conference.
6Changes between Yalta and Potsdam How does it affect the relationship? Why?Soviet troops liberate countries in eastern Europe. However, the military remains in these countries.Stalin sets up a communist government in Poland. He ignores the wishes of the Polish people, Britain and USA.Stalin’s Red Army is the biggest in the world. He refuses to cut the numbers after the war. However, the West has demilitarised.April 1945, Roosevelt dies and is replaced by Harry Truman. Truman distrusts Stalin and believes that the Soviet Union intends to take over the whole of Europe. He wants to stand up to Stalin.16 July 1945, the Americans successfully test an atomic bomb. Truman tells Stalin this at the conference. Stalin is furious that he was not consulted beforehand.Churchill loses the British general election halfway through the conference and is replaced by Clement Attlee.
8NB: Over what areas were there disagreements? Using Walsh p74-75, create a mind map on the Key features of the Potsdam Conference.NB: Over what areas were there disagreements?POTSDAM
9The iron curtainThe Potsdam Conference ended without complete agreement.Over the next 9 months, Stalin achieved the domination of eastern Europe that he wanted.By 1946 Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania all had communist governments.Churchill described the border between Soviet controlled countries and the West as an ‘iron curtain’.
10TaskLook at your sheet which records all of the agreements made at Yalta and Potsdam.Colour code all those which benefit the West in yellow and all those which benefit the East in green.Then answer – “Explain why there were tensions at the Potsdam Conference?” (6)Can you remember how to score full marks on a 6 mark question?
11Briefly explain the key features of the Potsdam Conference. 4 marks. L/O: To identify why relations grew worse as a result of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences and to know the key features of the Potsdam Conference.Briefly explain the key features of the Potsdam Conference. 4 marks.No notes!5 minutes