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Comprehension
2a Which countries were to belong to the new United Nations Organisation?
2b Look at Section II. What is the main point which the Big Three have all agreed in this section?
2c How will the Big Three help to achieve this aim?
2d Look at Section V on Reparations.
Reparations are to be received in the first instance by those countries which have borne the main burden of the war, have suffered the heaviest losses and have organized victory over the enemy.
What do you think is meant by this sentence?
2e Look at Section V parts 2-4. In your own words, explain how the issue of reparations will be tackled.

Analysis and Interpretation
2f Does the membership of the UNO seem reasonable to you?

2g The USSR effectively gained three votes in the UNO by getting Ukraine and White Russia admitted as separate states.
- Does the source suggest that the UK and USA were happy with this?
- Based on your background knowledge of the events of 1945 do you think that this is an accurate reflection of their feelings?

2h Look at Section II part (c). Churchill and Roosevelt interpreted this point as meaning that British and US forces would run liberated countries until they elected their own governments without any interference from any other power.
- Is that how you interpret this point?
- Do you think Stalin interpreted this point the same way?

2i The general tone of the Yalta Protocol suggests that the Allies agreed on all the issues. Do you think the final point in section V part 4 represents a minor disagreement or a major one?



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Extract from the Yalta Protocol - the agreements signed by Britain, the USA and the USSR at the Yalta Conference February 1945

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Extract from the Yalta Protocol - the agreements signed by Britain, the USA and the USSR at the Yalta Conference February 1945