The Influence Of American-Soviet Relations During World War II

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The United States and the Soviet Union proved to be allies, during World War II. However, as time went on the two countries became increasingly suspicious of one another. Tension between the two countries was so horrible it almost resulted in a nuclear war, especially due to the Yalta Conference, where vague agreements were stated but no real resolve was established. Another important factor that played into the hatred of these two countries was McCarthyism, the passionate hatred of communist. As a result of these factors the American-Soviet relationship was negatively impacted in the decade following the War.
During World War II, the United States and Great Britain decided to ally themselves with the Soviet Union in January 1943. Around the same time is when President Roosevelt and Churchill decided to meet in Casablanca, Morocco, to
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In February 1945, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference, it was during this conference that it was agreed that Germany and the city of Berlin would be divided into four zones, one for France, Britain, the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The Zones were decided by where their troops were after the war. It was also agreed that the Soviets would grant free elections in countries like Poland and offer help to the U.S. during the war with Japan .Roosevelt and Churchill demanded that the government-in-exile should move back in, but Stalin had a different point of view. Poland was already occupied by Stalin 's Army and had set up a procommunist Army. Since the Allies could not come up with an agreement, they gave vague answers and left the Yalta conference with many unresolved issues. Nevertheless, what hurt the relations the most was Stalin 's actions after the conference as he slowly began making more Communist governments across Europe. Tensions rose after the Soviets blatantly disregarded agreements made at the Yalta

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