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The Yalta and Potsdam conferences dealt with the same issues, but had very different outcomes. Find out why in this video.

The Yalta and Potsdam conferences

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Key points

  • At the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the Allies discussed what to do with Europe once the war was over.
  • Yalta Conference, February 1945 - the war was not yet over. Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt agree that Germany should pay reparations and be split into 4 zones of occupation.
  • Potsdam Conference, July 1945 - the war was over. Stalin, Attlee and Truman met to discuss Germany. There were open disagreements.
  • The aims of both conferences were the same, but without a common enemy, the allies no longer have to stick together.

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