Step 1: Coldwar Story Book

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  • We shall sign the death warrant of Nazi Germany!
  • We can all confirm that we want "unconditional surrender" from Germany.
  • We need to ensure that Poland has a pro-Soviet government. 
  • At the end of World War 2, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill met up in Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam. They became known as the "Big Three."
  • I hope we have learned from the 'mistakes' we made in the past.
  • The Tehran Conference, held in Iran 1943,  explored many issues. one of which was how Germany should be handled. The soviets had very different views than those of Britain and USA.
  • So what if my Red Army occupies most of Eastern Europe??
  • Stalin gave a speech in Moscow where he gloated about the benefits of communism and the disadvantages of the capitalist system, threatening that were would be an eventual war.
  • Deciding the border lines for Poland became another issue. Stalin's main concern was security.  A puppet regime in Poland looked like a real possibility. 
  • Let's add France too!
  • "The development of world capitalism in our times does not proceed smoothly and evenly, but through crises and catastrophic wars!”
  • The Americans were very keen on establishing a replacement for the League of Nations. They brainstormed the idea of the United Nations.
  • The Yalta Conference was held in 1945 in Southern Ukraine. Stalin's diplomatic position was greatly strengthened by the fact that the Red Army occupied most of Eastern Europe.
  • After Germany had fully surrendered. The Allies decided that Germany should be disarmed, demilitarized, de-Nazified, and divided. It was agreed that post-war Germany would be divded into four zones between the USA, the USSR, the UK, and France
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