What Was The Atlantic Charter? Who Created It And When? Why Was It Important?

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1. What was the Atlantic Charter? Who created it and when? Why was it important?
The Atlantic Charter was a policy with idealistic terms. The Atlantic Charter gives the rights of all people to choose their own government. It was created by the America’s President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Atlantic Charter was important because it showed the growing solidarity between Anglo-American. It also gave hope to the people of Europe that had lost hope through propaganda.
2. As the German Wehrmacht overwhelmed much of Europe, many politicians, civilians, and soldiers chose to collaborate under German dominance, while others chose to actively resist. Why did so many choose collaboration? What was the risk of resisting (beyond harm to oneself)?

Many chose to collaborate with Hitler and the Germans because a large majority felt Hitler and the Germans were only out to take back what they had lost in the Versailles Treaty from WW I. Many others collaborated because they saw there was something in it for them such as to be an ally to the Germans. Also for those that served the resistance were hailed as heroes in dominated Nazi-Europe. As well as those that stood against the resistances were hailed traitors. Besides the obvious self-destruction to be against the resistance, it would have caused problems for their neighbors.
3. One of the primary reasons that Stalin carried out the Great Terror of 1936-38 was to ensure that he would be the…

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