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3a According to President Truman, what were the aims of making Germany pay reparations?
3b What was to be taken from Germany and how did they plan to organise this process?
3c Why was there a problem with the formula originally worked out to take reparations from the different zones?

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3d Is there any evidence in this extract of tensions between the Allies?
3e What evidence is there that the Allies are co-operating?

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Extract from a speech by President Truman on the Potsdam Conference, August 1945. This extract covers the issue of reparations from Germany

Extract from a speech by President Truman on the Potsdam Conference, August 1945. This extract covers the issue of reparations from Germany