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Yalta Conference CRIMEA CONFERENCE, UKRAINE February 1945.

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1 Yalta Conference CRIMEA CONFERENCE, UKRAINE February 1945

2 ChurchillFDR Stalin

3 AGREEMENT AT YALTA DIVIDE GERMANY INTO FOUR (4) ZONES TO BE OCCUPIED AFTER THE WAR BY: – BRITAIN – FRANCE – USA – USSR

4 WHAT ELSE DID WE AGREE TO? ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNTRIES OF EASTERN EUROPE GOVERNMENT OF POLAND WILL BE BOTH COMMUNIST & NON-COMMUNIST SET UP THE UNITED NATIONS!!!!!

5 STALIN NEVER HELD FREE ELECTIONS IN POLAND FDR DIED ONLY TWO (2) MONTHS LATER TRUMAN (NEXT PRESIDENT) WOULD ATTEND THE NEXT POST-WAR CONFERENCE HITLER DIES APRIL 30 GERMANY SURRENDERS MAY 2, 1945

6 The SOVIET UNION HAS BEOME A DANGER TO THE FREE WORLD. Churchill wrote this to Roosevelt after the Yalta Conference. The leaders of the three countries would meet one more time: Potsdam

7 Potsdam Conference: JULY 1945 Truman replaces FDR Churchill gets voted out of Office Stalin remains – Intent on seeking reparations and as much as they can get from Germany. Agreements: -Four zones of occupation in Germany -Bring Nazi War Criminals to trial.

8 DISAGREEMENTS ALLIES DID NOT AGREE ON – HOW TO DIVIDE GERMANY – THE AMOUNT OF REPARATIONS GERMANY SHOULD PAY – SOVIET POLICY IN EASTERN EUROPE

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10 During , Stalin made sure that Communist governments came to power in all the countries of Eastern Europe. CALLED: SALAMI TACTICS The Communist description of this process was slicing salami, - gradually getting rid of all opposition.

11 WHAT DID RUSSIA TAKE? A. Albania (1945)- B. Bulgaria (1945)- C. Poland (1947)- D. Hungary (1947)- E. Romania ( )- F. Czechoslovakia ( )- G. East Germany (1949)-

12 HOW DID THE REST OF THE ALLIES REACT? 5 MARCH 1946, Winston Churchill – a shadow had fallen on Eastern Europe, which was now cut off from the free world by an iron curtain. Behind that line, he said, the people of Eastern Europe were subject to Soviet influence…totalitarian control [and] police governments.

13 EUROPE: END OF WWII 1945

14 SOVIET DOMINATION OF EASTER EUROPE: 1946

15 WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS MEANS?

16 ASSIGNMENT: PARAGRAPHS QUESTION: 2 Paragraphs 5-7 sentences each. – Was the Yalta Conference a success or a failure in promoting future world peace? – INSTRUCTIONS: Topic sentence Take a Stand Support your view with specific examples from your notes or text. Give an opposing point of view Conclude.


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