What Are The Allied Disagreements At Yalta And Potsdam

14. října 2021 | Vít Zemčík | Nezařazené | Sdílet na Facebooku

The Potsdam Conference is perhaps best known for President Truman`s July 24, 1945 conversation with Stalin, during which the president informed the Soviet leader that the United States had succeeded in detonating the first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. Historians have often interpreted Truman`s somewhat firm stance during negotiations with the U.S. negotiating team`s belief that U.S. nuclear capabilities would increase its bargaining power. Stalin, however, was already well informed about the US nuclear program, thanks to the Soviet intelligence network; it has therefore also stood firm in its positions. This situation made the negotiations difficult. The leaders of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union, who had remained allies throughout the war despite their differences, never met again to discuss cooperation in post-war reconstruction. Roosevelt wanted Soviet support in the American Pacific War against Japan, especially for the planned invasion of Japan (Operation August Storm), as well as Soviet participation in the United Nations; Churchill lobbied for free elections and democratic governments in Central and Eastern Europe (especially Poland); and Stalin called for a Soviet sphere of political influence in Central and Eastern Europe as an essential aspect of the USSR`s national security strategy. Stalin`s position at the conference was one he considered so strong that he could dictate the conditions. According to James F.

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