Yalta And Potsdam Conference Essay

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The Yalta & Potsdam Conferences

- Held during the war, on the surface, the Yalta conference seemed successful. The Allies agreed a Protocol of Proceedings to divide Germany into four ‘zones’, which Britain, France, the USA and the USSR would occupy after the war and bring Nazi war-criminals to trial.

- At Potsdam, the Allies met after the surrender of Germany (in May 1945) to finalise the principles of the post-war peace – Potsdam was the Versailles of World War II. Three factors meant that the Potsdam Conference was not successful. I rate this 4 because negotiations went to Stalin’s favor, and the U.S. and Britain realized they made a make,
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West Berlin was cut from the east. Wall built by eastern communist authorities to prevent people from fleeing. I rate this 7 because there wasn`t any blood on the streets, the government were very different. Soviet government got rid democratic influences on the East berlin.


The Cuban Missile Crisis

- During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. I rate this 7 because it was the closest the U.S. and the USSR got into. It could have resulted into a war. The soviets had to remove their bombs on a certain date, and if they didn`t, U.S. would attack.


The Vietnam War

- Communists supported by North Vietnam, and the U.S. supported South Vietnam, North Vietnamese leader wanted to reunite Vietnam. Soviets provided needs to their north and the U.S. provided for the south.

I rate this 7 because this could have the U.S. and USSR into a war. Soviet supported North Vietnam, and in vice versa, while America didn`t have any support. A fight between communism and

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