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aftermath of WWII

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Aftermath of world war 2 Shift to what is going on in Russia and eastern Europe Peace conference in terhan and yalta and accepted that the soviets woul dkeep the eastern half of Poland Chirchill met with stalin in 1944 and made the percentages agreement. o Russia would have 90% in Rumania, and 75% in Bulgaria o While the allies would influence mostly greece o Thinking in spheres of influence, rosefelt felt it that the nations to be self indepedant, while chirch believed that there were miliraty influence See the slides for the red armys advance in 45 How hard and how fast they could reach berlin o American forces charge and reach berlin first o While esienhower figured that they should hold back, he was aware that the germans were preparting to do a fight to the death o Sure enough the heaviest fighting in the entire war, and the soviets lost 300,000 o Esienhower did not want the same casualties But it did leave the soviets occupying berlin and most of germany The Fall of Berlin o Note the picture there is a soldier with 2 watches, which has become notorious- it is a soviet soldier that had pillaged and took 2 gold watches Many soldiers were sent to the gulags for pillaging, arrested for letter that he sent, including one about the quality of the pencils that soldiers were seizing Stalin, upset that his people envied the west, sent many into labour camps for pillaging and commenting on life in the west. Occupation of germany 1945 See the slide for who occupied where how it was defided
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