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This week in the War, 16–22 July 1945: Opening of the Potsdam conference

The Potsdam conference opened this week in the war, on 17 July 1945. Three countries participated: The Soviet Union—represented by Joseph Stalin, the United States—represented by Harry S. Truman (who had become president following the death of President Roosevelt), and … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 6–12 November 1944: United States presidential election makes history

This week in the war, on 7 November 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt made history by becoming the first (and last) president of the United States to be elected to a fourth term in office. Roosevelt defeated the Republican challenger, New … Continue reading

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