THE YALTA CONFERENCE<br />Met at Yalta Feb 1945.<br />War still going.<br />Aim to plan for the world after victory.<br />...
WHO? ROOSEVELT<br />President of US throughout war.<br />Very sick at this stage – poor judgment?<br />Keen to ensure East...
WHO? CHURCHILL<br />British PM for most of war<br />Did not like or trust Stalin<br />Wanted to ensure Poland democracy af...
STALIN<br />Obsessed with security for USSR<br />Wanted ensure Poland friendly and communist<br />A buffer zone (with rest...
Why was Poland so important?<br />LARGEST – most important country in E Europe.<br />LONDON POLES – The government, intell...
The rest is up to you…..<br />
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Yalta Intro

  1. 1. THE YALTA CONFERENCE<br />Met at Yalta Feb 1945.<br />War still going.<br />Aim to plan for the world after victory.<br />Much of the focus on Poland.<br />Why do you think they would try to avoid disagreement at this time?<br />
  2. 2. WHO? ROOSEVELT<br />President of US throughout war.<br />Very sick at this stage – poor judgment?<br />Keen to ensure Eastern Europe would be democratic<br />BUT… personally trusted Stalin and keen to ensure USA and USSR friends after WW1<br />
  3. 3. WHO? CHURCHILL<br />British PM for most of war<br />Did not like or trust Stalin<br />Wanted to ensure Poland democracy after war<br />Worried whole E Europe would become communist as USSR army invades (hates)<br />Moral obligation – why war in first place!<br />
  4. 4. STALIN<br />Obsessed with security for USSR<br />Wanted ensure Poland friendly and communist<br />A buffer zone (with rest of E Europe) to prevent an invasion in the future.<br />Does not trust Chruchill<br />
  5. 5. Why was Poland so important?<br />LARGEST – most important country in E Europe.<br />LONDON POLES – The government, intellectuals fled to London in 1939 when Hitler invaded. They were recognised by GB as ‘real’ government – they hated USSR as had been ruled by Russia until 1917 and Nazi Soviet Pact in 1939 (also massacres by USSR of Polish Officers at Katyn)<br />LUBLIN POLES – As USSR came close to liberating Poland in 1944 they set up a communist ‘real’ government. Stalin knew these Poles were friendly.<br />WARSAW UPRISING – London Poles ordered their supporters in Warsaw to revolt against Germans as USSR army approached. Felt only way to stop Stalin taking over. USSR sits and does not help – watches on the outskirts as Germans surround, massacre and destroy. Shocks other allies.<br />
  6. 6. The rest is up to you…..<br />
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