The fall of Germany and the rise of the Cold War.
The Cold War: a conflict over ideological differences carried on by methods short of sustained overt military action and usually without breaking off diplomatic relations; the ideological conflict between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the second half of the 20th century. During the Cold War The United States was pushing for countries to be democratic while Russia was trying to gain control of the countries and create a communist empire. Russia began its communist movement almost immediately after the fall of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Stalin and the other allied leaders met at the Yalta Conference earlier that year to discuss how Nazi Germany would be divided after the Germans surrendered. The United Nations was also formed at the Yalta Conference and it was an official group that was dedicated to peace. At the Yalta Conference it was agreed that Stalin would get the Eastern part of the land that Germany conquered, including Poland. Poland was an important piece of land to the Allies, Stalin wanted to Poland to create a barrier so he wouldn’t be invaded from the west as easily again. Stalin was promised the territories so long as they were all given elections to choose how their government would be run. It was also agreed that the other Allies (France, England, and the United States) were to gain the western areas that Germany conquered. Italy and France were also to have their borders restored to what they were before World War II. After the Allies were
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given their sections to control there was still a dispute about the capital of Germany. Berlin was an important city within the heart of the Russians section. The Allies would not give up Berlin to Stalin and his government. Stalin came to an agreement that divided Berlin into two sections and east and a west side. The western half of Berlin was to be...