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(p. 23) 1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance and Growing Confrontation, 1945–7 

(p. 23) 1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance and Growing Confrontation, 1945–7
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(p. 23) 1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance and Growing Confrontation, 1945–7
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John W. Young

and John Kent

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10.1093/hepl/9780199693061.003.0002
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date: 21 August 2019

This chapter examines tensions in the grand alliance between Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union as well as the growing confrontation involving the three countries during the period 1945–1947. It begins with a discussion of the Yalta Conference held in February 1945, taking into account the US, Soviet, and British approach to Yalta as well as the conference proceedings. It then considers the Potsdam Conference and how the issue of atomic bombs was addressed at the Council of Foreign Ministers meetings in 1945. It also analyses the growing confrontation in the Near East and Mediterranean, focusing on the crises in Iran and Turkey. Finally, it explores containment, confrontation, and the Truman Doctrine during the years 1946–1947.

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