HIS109Y1 Lecture Notes - Red Army, Indep, Complete Control

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Roosevelt met with churchill - drew up atlantic charter. Reminiscent of itnet of woodrow wilson - philosophical background. 1940: us would restore full sovereignty of nazi-occupied nations. 1943 - allies met in tehran, iran - discuss how germany would be treated after defeat of hitler. => germany de-militarized; new organization to replace defunct league of nations (un) Victory was still a distance away -- germans still controlled much of contintnent. 1944 - changed tone of meetings; german army retreated from russian red army - eastern and central europe would have to be addressed. Roosevelt - very ill and dying; trusted stalin and believed he was a man of his word -- naivete. Didn"t want to blunt russian advance -- his party would have difficulty dealing with loss of life. - didn"t want russians to take the blunt of the fighting; stalin had no problem with heavy fighting. Series of considerations - roosevelt"s postion to stalin = very difficult.

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