Flashcards in WWII Test Deck (8)
Describe the meeting that shaped post-war World War II. Did FDR sell out?
The meeting that shaped post-war World War II was the meeting at Yalta. In February of 1945, there was a conference between the Ally powers in Yalta, Southern Russia. Stalin was in control of the meeting, as he knew he was in a position of power. At the meeting, they agreed to divide Germany into an East and West side and they created the U.N with five permanent members to the UN: US, Britain, Soviet Union, China, France. Roosevelt sold out; he caved, as he agreed to the U.N. Even though he wasn't in favor.
When and where was the Battle of the Bulge?
Late in the European theater
Issued on July 26, 1945
Truman says Japan must surrender by Aug 3 or they would face destruction
Battle of Okinawa
Started on April 1, 1945
- bloodier than Iwo Jima
- BECOMES STAGING AREA FOR ATTACK ON JAPAN
- ends in June
- 50k Americans died, 140k Japanese died
- 200k died in battle
FDR and Churchill meet
Stalin tells them he needs them on a Western front
What happened in Italy?
North Africa to Italy to Sicily
Election of 1944
FDR. Thomas Dewey (younger)-prev. NYGOv
No one liked his VP. 22 million
So Truman is VP
^ Missouri senator