SAT Subject US History Practice Question 412: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 412

33. The Potsdam Conference was convened in July 1945 so that

A. Allied leaders could decide how to handle postwar Germany
B. Allied leaders could determine how to handle the occupation of Japan
C. the Soviet Union and the United States could decide how to divide China
D. plans could be made for the Soviet Union to invade Japan
E. Japan and the United States could draw up a peace agreement

Correct Answer: A


In July 1945 the war in Europe was over. World leaders were divided on how best to take charge of a defeated Germany so that nation never again would rearm and try to conquer all of Europe.

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