HIST 2340W Week 7
HIST 2340W Week 7 HIST 2340W
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HIST 234OW Week 7 22515 1037 PM o What principles will WWII be fought for 50 Nation Grand Alliance formed to destroy Hitler o Devote efforts to win the war 0 No separate peace 0 Three Key Members US 0 Freedom of commerce Revive Wilson s goal of collective security 0 Hoped that European Colonialism would collapse after WWII o Gives US a new opportunity to be a global power Great Britain a 0 Protect British system of imperial preference 0 Worried that with the economic issues that came from WWII that Great Britain would have a hard time surviving without its empire 0 Border Security 0 Wanted to remain in power over the territories ceded to them in Poland and Baltics in the NaziSoviet Pact 0 Wanted to make Russia the dominant power on the Eurasian andmass Common interest in defeating the Axis Powers but different objectives made diplomacy difficult after the war 0 August 14 1941 o FDR went on a yacht tripquot to the USS Augusta Met with Churchill in Secrecy Freedom of the seas disarmament etc Unanswered question of whether it applied to Great Britain Significance n Came up n Objective on how the war effort is perceived 0 Strengthen support for the war Ius fighting n Portrays Russia as saviors and keeping the war effort alive a Very courageous Frictions between the Allies o How should the war be fought o USSR n USSR part of the Allies but never fought with Japan 0 Only declared war after the atomic bombs were dropped 0 They weren t able to participate in the Cairo Conference where the fate of Asia was decided 1944 o Allies start to become engaged in debates over the fate of the world 0 International System of Economics Creates 0 Stable exchange rates 0 Could loan money to countries low on reserves but can try and make changes to their economies 0 Development of stable monetary commerce system 0 world bank Gives access to investment capital Promotes reconstruction and development The countries that give the most money to the IBRD have the most influence 0 Successor to the League of Nations n Develop friendly relations to peace 0 US GB France China USSR n Solve problems of the League of Nations o Privileges US and allies 0 Security Council Wilsonian principles US Supremacy China involved because we still acknowledge their potential France to be GB ally Stalin wanted a veto power Recognized communist provisional government installed by Stalin 0 Democratic Polish Government exiled to London 0 Polish land ceded to Russia 0 German land ceded to Poland Demilitarization o Destruction of war potential by destroying factories and industry 0 DeNazification Democratization Division of Germany into Four Zones 0 Reparations to the USSR 0 Council in USSR Friction when the US decided that it would benefit more from an economically sound Germany a Separation of East and West Germany 0 Originally a compromise still optimistic that peace could follow WWII optimism falters as policy maker begin adopting Cold War strategies
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