Why did tension develop at the wartime conferences?

This lesson explores how the Grand Alliance started to break up between 1943 and 1945. It focuses on the three wartime conferences and how disagreements over the future of post-war Europe led to tension developing between the leaders of the Grand Alliance.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.When was the Grand Alliance formed?

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Q2.Which countries were in the Grand Alliance?

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Q3.What is a Cold War?

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Q4.Who were the two superpowers at the end of WW2?

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Q5.Who were the leaders of the Grand Alliance?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.When was the Grand Alliance formed?

1/5

Q2.Which countries were in the Grand Alliance?

2/5

Q3.What is a Cold War?

3/5

Q4.Who were the two superpowers at the end of WW2?

4/5

Q5.Who were the leaders of the Grand Alliance?

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Why did the wartime conferences increase tension?

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Q1.When were the wartime conferences?

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Q2.Who was at the Tehran and Yalta conferences?

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Q3.What was Truman's plan for Eastern Europe?

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Q4.What was agreed about Germany at Potsdam?

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Q5.What did Stalin want to happen in Poland?

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Q6.What happened on the first day of the Potsdam conference?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Why did the wartime conferences increase tension?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.When were the wartime conferences?

1/6

Q2.Who was at the Tehran and Yalta conferences?

2/6

Q3.What was Truman's plan for Eastern Europe?

3/6

Q4.What was agreed about Germany at Potsdam?

4/6

Q5.What did Stalin want to happen in Poland?

5/6

Q6.What happened on the first day of the Potsdam conference?

6/6

Lesson summary: Why did tension develop at the wartime conferences?

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