Yalta Conference.jpg
UK Prime Minister, Winston Churchill; US President Franklin Roosevelt; and General Secretary of the USSR Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference in February 1945

Potsdam Conference.jpg
British Prime Minister, Clement Atlee; US President Harry S. Truman; and General Secretary of the USSR Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in July/August 1945

Within our studies of the Cold War, the wartime conferences at Yalta and Potsdam in 1945 played an important role in understanding the breakdown of the alliance between the USA, UK and USSR. You should understand what was agreed on,what was disagreed on and how the USSR and the USA/UK distrusted each other, making it difficult to ever really negotiate.

McAleavy: 92-103
Walsh: 318-324
DeMarco: 154-155
Brooman: 1-7


The following websites might be good for review of the significance of the Wartime Conferences between the WWII allies and the deterioration of the alliance between the USA, USSR, and UK.

BBC GCSE Bite Size Review - The Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
The Big Three During the War
The Tehran Conference
The Yalta Conference
The Yalta Conference
The Potsdam Conference
The Potsdam Conference

Quiz and Examples of Student Answers

Here is the quiz that was given to you on this topic, followed by examples of classmates' work that were excellent models for answers.


Check out the following videos for a good review of the major issues at both the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences:

And here is a good student-made review video: