Flashcards in 6. Churchill's view on Britain's world and his relations with War time leaders Deck (24):
Which two countries did CH try and maintain allies with?
USA and USSR
What was CH and Roosevelt's relationship known as?
'The partnership that saved the west'
When did Roosevelt and CH first meet?
3 ways in which the USA gave help to the UK?
allowed them to purchase American arms
lend-lease act giving them 50 destroyers
lent $31.6 billion to UK
Where did CH and Roosevelt's first meeting as National leaders take place? What was signed there?
1941 in Placentia Bay
What was the Atlantic Charter?
confirmed that US nor Britain wanted territorial gains
2 issues that USA was concerned with?
That UK was focusing too much on North Africia than invasion into France
British Empire was standing in the way of world free trade
Why did USA have the upper hand on UK?
the destroyers provided to British were damaged
USA were making large profits
When did Japan attack Peral Harbour? What did this lead to?
USA joining the war after Hitler declared war on them
In 1942 what did Churchill persuade USA away from and promote instead?
Persuaded them away from invading France and instead to focus on a joint campaign in North Africa
What was accepted by Roosevelt at the Casablanca meeting?
British strategy for invading Sicily and then Italy
Which meeting was the split between USA and Britain?
Meeting at Quebec in 1943
2 reasons why realtions between Chirchill and Roosevelt had changed after Tehran?
Roosevelt refused to meet CH privately
USA abandoned 'Europe first' and now focused on defeating Japan
When did Roosevelt die?
Why had CH been so against communism?
he had disagreed with the events of the 1917 revolution
What famous line did CH reference Stalin as in the House of Commons?
he said that if Hitler invaded Hell he would make a reference with the 'devil' being Stalin
When did CH and Stalin first meet? Why was CH annoyed?
CH annoyed at Stalin's scornful comments on Britain's failures to invade Europe
What convinced USA that Russia was the key figure in the alliance over CH?
the sheer size of the Russian force
What were the spheres of influence?
mean that country could be dominated by greater power who would not neccessarily rule it directly
Who was the Greek Civil war between?
communists and royalist forces - Britain backed the royalists
What about Poland did CH have to accept at the Yalta conference?
had to accept that Poland would lose her Eastern territories
What did CH offer France to try and keep them in the war>
What group did De Gualle run?
Free French - exiles from occupied France who were based in Britain