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The Yalta Conference gave the
Soviet Union control over much of Eastern Europe. Though the Soviets
promised free elections, these promises were empty, as the nations
were turned into satellites. It can be said that Yalta was the start
of the Cold War.
In the conference, it was also
agreed that the Soviets would enter the war in Japan, and Germany
would be divided into zones of occupation. This Conference, held in
the Soviet Union, occurred in the final days of FDR’s life. When he
died soon after, Vice President Harry Truman took over.
Other conferences to know about:
1. Tehran, 1943 - Here, the Allies
planned the end of the war strategy to defeat the Nazis.
2. Potsdam, 1945 - The Allies
discussed the fate of Germany after they surrendered.
3. Nuremberg Trials – 22 Nazis
were put on trial for the atrocities of the Holocaust. The trials
began in 1945.