U.S. History Outline: XIII. World War II

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General Marshall - Highest U.S. military commander (below FDR)
Eisenhower - U.S. supreme commander in Europe
Douglas McArthur - U.S. supreme commander in the Pacific
George Patton - sub-commander in Europe

Morocco Conference - Jan. 1943 (Casablanca)
    Allies would only accept Germany's unconditional surrender
    Stalin wanted Allies to open second front
Tehran Conference - Nov. 1943
    U.S. and Birtain agreed to open second front within 6 months
    Stalin agreed that Russia would join war against Japan as soon as war in Europe was over
    Poland issue was left unresolved
Moscow Conference - Oct. 1944
    Churchill promised Stalin that Britain would not interfere with Russia's claims in Eastern Europe
Yalta Conference - Feb. 1945
    FDR, Churchill, Stalin agreed to:
    1. Russia would get back islands that Japan had won in Russo-Japanese war
    2. Establishment of the United Nations
    3. Occupation zones in Germany
    4. Poland issue unresolved (Stalin already had troops in Poland)
    5. German reparations issue not resolved
    (April 12, 1945 - FDR died and Truman took over)
    6. Russia would not interfere in China or support Communism there
    FDR avoided challenging Stalin over Poland and Eastern Europe in order to get the China agreement
Potsdam Conference - July 1945
    U.S. recognized Soviet puppet-government in Poland
    U.S. recognized new Polish borders
    Soviets agreed to only take reparations from East Germany
    Stalin recognized Chiang Kei-Shek's government (instead of Communist Mao Tse Tung) in China

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