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Did Yalta improve or worsen superpower relation in 1945? And how did it do that?
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Did Yalta improve or worsen superpower relation in 1945? And how did it do that?
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It really depends on your interpretation of the events. The Yalta conference saw the Allies meet and agree on what to do with Germany (split it up) and also set up the United Nations which in theory brings countries closer together. They also agreed Nazi-controlled states to be able to hold free-democratic elections.
However, Stalin also suggested the sphere of influence, where communism would dominate and i doubt the Americans took this lightly.

Overall, to a superpower relations point of view the only point worth mentioning of the yalta conference is the sphere of influence which then saw the American reaction of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall plan (Stalin accused the US of imperialism with this, worsening relationship) which highlighted the two distinct visions for the world- capitalism and free democracy vs communism.
The only other things that i can think of that had significance to relations between 1945-49 was the Berlin blockade and USSR developing an atomic bomb starting an arms race essentially.
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GCSE history i’m guessing?

It really depends on your interpretation of the events. The Yalta conference saw the Allies meet and agree on what to do with Germany (split it up) and also set up the United Nations which in theory brings countries closer together. They also agreed Nazi-controlled states to be able to hold free-democratic elections.
However, Stalin also suggested the sphere of influence, where communism would dominate and i doubt the Americans took this lightly.

Overall, to a superpower relations point of view the only point worth mentioning of the yalta conference is the sphere of influence which then saw the American reaction of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall plan (Stalin accused the US of imperialism with this, worsening relationship) which highlighted the two distinct visions for the world- capitalism and free democracy vs communism.
The only other things that i can think of that had significance to relations between 1945-49 was the Berlin blockade and USSR developing an atomic bomb starting an arms race essentially.
Yes, iGCSE History!

Ahh that makes sense -- thank you so much!!
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