World War I Was A Global War

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Introduction

World War I was a global war between the Allies and the Central Powers. It was called 'the war to end all wars ' and it was immediately triggered after the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. 5 years later in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed and ended WWI. The treaty blamed Germany for starting WWI and was wrongly punished for it. Germany retaliated and Adolf Hitler restored Germany 's economy and became their dictator and started WWII in 1939 by invading Poland. WWII ended in 1945, and two supreme powers arose: the Soviet Union and the U.S. The Cold War soon followed and was a struggle between the two superpowers and was also about communism.

1940 's

July 17, 1945: Potsdam Conference begins in Germany
Leaders from the the Soviet Union, Britain and U.S. meet is Potsdam, Germany. Harry S. Truman represented the U.S., Clement Attlee was the main negotiator for Britain and Joseph Stalin represented the Soviet Union. At this time, the U.S. and Great Britain were still at war with Japan, and they tried to persuade the Soviet Union to join them. Stalin promised to join the war alongside the U.S. three months after the defeat of Germany, but joined sooner because he was impressed with their powerful bomb. With an atomic bomb and the defeat of Germany, the U.S. didn 't listen to Stalin 's demands like in Yalta, and had no sympathy for him. This change of attitude made Stalin feel betrayed.

March 5, 1946: Winston Churchill says Iron Curtain…

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