United Newsreel: 1944 to 1945: Conference in Crimea
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The three world leaders Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt come together during the Yalta Conference to decide how Germany will be defeated, divided and punished. Each leader has his own special interests, and together they decide on their post-war zones of influence across the globe. The Yalta Conference inadvertently set the rules for the Cold War.

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  1. What were the major topics of the Yalta Conference?
  2. Why were the Soviets in a strong position for the discussions?
  3. How did Yalta impact relations even beyond World War II?

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