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1

When was the Yalta conference

February 1945

2

What was discussed at yalta

Poland, pows, division of Germany and post war Europe

3

Who were at Yalta

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

4

When did Potsdam take place

July 1945

5

What did they finalise at Potsdam

Reparations and the division of Germany

6

When was the atom bomb dropped

August 1945

7

Why did it start the arms race

It caused tension as it was not talked about at Potsdam it it scared the Soviet Union as they didn’t have a atom bomb of their own.

8

What was Stalin’s takeover of the EE called

The Iron Curtain

9

What did Stalin want in Europe

A buffer zone

10

What country’s were part of his buffer zone

Bulgaria Poland Hungary

11

How did the USSR take over countries

He used violence, rigged elections and he also got rid of monarchies

12

What was the purpose of the Truman doctrine

To contain communism and to help in the Greek civil war.

13

What was Marshall aid

It was a programme that was made to help war torn countries.

14

What was Stalin’s response to the Marshall plan

Stalin created Comecon and cominform

15

Why did the Berlin blockade happen

This 2as because Stalin’s side was weak where as the West’s were strong as they had converted in to a join effort called a trizania, and they introduced the deutschmark. This made Stalin angry also he cut all supply lines to Berlin.

16

What were the 3 possible options for West Berlin in regards to the Berlin blockade

Leave, fight or airlift

17

How often did planes land and what did they have

Every 90 seconds and they had coal, fuel and oil.