World War I And The Atomic Bomb

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MAIN PARAGRAPHS
1. Introduction/briefly what it is
2. Exactly what it is (explain end of World War 2)
3. Reparations of Germany
4. Tensions with Soviet Union that led to cold war
5. Surrendering of Japan/ atomic bomb
6. Conclusion / overview of impacts
PARAGRAPH 2- EXPLAIN WHAT IT WAS (WHAT IS THE POTSDAM CONFERENCE/HOW DOES IT RELATE TO WORLD WAR 2/WHAT WERE its GOALS)
• World war 2 left Europe in ruins (6)
• Allied powers defeated axis powers (6) o Allied- United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union (the big three) (6) o Axis- Germany, Japan, and Italy (6)
• The big three allied powers needed to meet to discuss postwar negotiations (1)
• In February of 1945, although Germany was not yet defeated, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill met at Yalta where they decided (1) o to split Germany into four zones (1) o Germany will pay reparations (1) o allow free elections in Eastern European countries (Declaration of Liberated Europe) (1)
• at this point, the soviet union promised to join the war against Japan when Germany was defeated (1)
• conference occurred from July 17- August 2nd
• By July of 1945, Germany was defeated, (Germany surrendered May 7, 1945 (5))and the ‘big three’ met again, however, the representatives were different for the United States and Great Britain. (3) o Roosevelt (who attended the first two meetings with Soviet Union, and Great Britain, at Tehran (1943), and Yalta (February 1945) died, so Harry S. Truman, represented the United States. (3) o Winston
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