Yalta Conference Compromise-February, 1945• Germany would be broken into four occupation zones(US, GB, France, USSR)• Stalin promised free elections in Eastern Europe• Stalin promised to join the war against Japan after war with Germany was over• Have a conference at San Francisco to set up the United Nations
Indochina• temporarily divide Vietnam at the 17th parallel• Japan would surrender to Great Britain in the south and China in the north
Germany• Goals of the occupation of Germany: demilitarization, denazification, democratization• Division of Germany(and Berlin) and Austria into four occupation zones• Prosecution of Nazi war criminals• Reverse all German annexations in Europe, including Sudetenland, Alsace-Lorraine, Austria, and the westernmost parts of Poland
• Reduce Germany in size by approximately 25% compared to its 1937 borders• Removal of the German populations remaining beyond the new eastern borders of Germany• Agreement on war reparations to the Soviet Union
• Destruction/Take control of German industries that made war materials• Poland was recognized as being a communist controlled gov’t• The Potsdam Declaration: This ultimatum stated that if Japan did not surrender, it would face "prompt and utter destruction"
GI Bill of RightsTo help the members of the Armed Forces adjust to civilian life after separation from serviceTo give those who cannot afford a higher education the chance to get one To restore lost educational opportunities and vocational readjustmentto service members who lost these opportunities as the result of their active military duty To aid in the retention of personnel in the Armed ForcesTo enhance our Nations competitiveness through the development of a more highly educated and productive work force