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Why did Churchill agree to Europe's Division?

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5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?
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5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.
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5/26/2016 3:47:36 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.

That doesn't explain giving eastern Europe to Stalin.
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5/26/2016 5:47:45 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 3:47:36 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.

That doesn't explain giving eastern Europe to Stalin.

Yes it does. He wouldn't be able to stop them from spreading further west. So, you agree on a split to prevent things from getting even worse.
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5/26/2016 6:36:55 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 5:47:45 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/26/2016 3:47:36 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.

That doesn't explain giving eastern Europe to Stalin.

Yes it does. He wouldn't be able to stop them from spreading further west. So, you agree on a split to prevent things from getting even worse.

That implies the Yalta conference was more of a Mexican standoff than a conference.
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5/26/2016 6:37:55 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 6:36:55 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:47:45 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/26/2016 3:47:36 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.

That doesn't explain giving eastern Europe to Stalin.

Yes it does. He wouldn't be able to stop them from spreading further west. So, you agree on a split to prevent things from getting even worse.

That implies the Yalta conference was more of a Mexican standoff than a conference.

It probably was.
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5/26/2016 6:39:29 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 6:37:55 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/26/2016 6:36:55 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:47:45 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/26/2016 3:47:36 PM, Dark-one wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:50:39 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/25/2016 10:57:53 PM, Dark-one wrote:
Why did Churchill agree to give Stalin Eastern Europe if he didn't want Russians there?

It's very contradictory to come up with a strategy to go to war with the USSR (Operation Unthinkable), and then give up the land you didn't want them to have to begin with.

What was going through his head?

He wouldn't be able to win.

That doesn't explain giving eastern Europe to Stalin.

Yes it does. He wouldn't be able to stop them from spreading further west. So, you agree on a split to prevent things from getting even worse.

That implies the Yalta conference was more of a Mexican standoff than a conference.

It probably was.

It would of been nice to have been told that in Wrld History.
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5/26/2016 7:45:07 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Stalin promised he would allow democratic elections in eastern European countries but he instead simply installed Communist regimes all over. Its either this or go to war with Russia which nobody wanted, especially since the US, UK, and USSR were technically allies.