What Happened At The Yalta Conference After WWII

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1) Discuss what happened at the Yalta Conference after WWII.

-The Big Three met to discuss the future of Germany -They agreed to a temporary division of Germany -Divided into four zones (France was offered a zone as well) and each could control the zone to however they saw fit -Soviet Union turned East Germany into a communist zone and Germany then became a Cold War showcase -Walter Ulbricht controlled the Soviet zone in Germany -Also decided the reparation amount set to 20 billion dollars in Germanys expense -However Western Allies feared this would leave Germany's economy destroyed so they decided to help and in turn spent more money by feeding and reconstructing their zones in Germany 2)What were the several factors in the aftermath of WWII that contributed to establishing greater European cooperation? -All agreed to first keep an eye on Germany -Agreed economic rationalization and cooperation were needed to end competition and ease tensions between nations -Military cooperation in concern to the Soviet Union led to NATO -Established the Organization of European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), which handled the money provided by the United States through the Marshall Plan -This organization worked on lowering taxes and eliminating trade barriers -The Maastricht Treat led to the establishment of the common currency in Europe known as the Euro

3)Explain how the European Union came about and what it’s purpose was.
• Europe was a mess after the war
• Needed a new method of cooperation for the entire continent
• Started as the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), which handled money provided by the US through the Marshall Plan
• Wanted to open up new industries to revive Europe, also lowered tariffs and eliminated trade barriers
• Treaty of Rome- established the Common Market which limited all trade restrictions for all member countries and virtually integrated their economies
• Maastricht Treaty established the Euro as the common form of money for all European Union members

4) Who was Margaret Thatcher and what was Thatcherism? • Prime Minister of Great Britain
• First women to be Prime Minister
• Replaced James Callaghan because his plan for Labour Government had begun to fail
• Thatcherism = her economic plans
• Aimed to have a tight control over money to reduce inflation, make sharp cut to public spending, and cut down on taxes
• Sought out to make Britain more competitive in the global market and control the parts of Britain still run by the government. 5)Explain the events that led to