Aftermath- At Yalta Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill had agreed on making Europe safe for democracy with free elections in Germany. At Potsdam however matters were different. Roosevelt had succumbed to polio and had passed on leaving Vice-President Harry Truman as President. Churchill's bravado of now descending on Japan with no social reform upset the British public who wanted reform and an end to fighting so in the 1945 General Election Labour won making Clement Attlee (who was Deputy Prime Minister during the war) Prime Minister. Thus the anti-communist Truman and paranoid Stalin bickered at Potsdam. Churchill even saw the Soviet Union as a threat and created a plan before he lost the election to rearm Germany and battle the Soviets in what he nicknamed Operation Unthinkable. Truman informed Stalin that he had a new weapon to end the war quickly. In September that new weapon was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki taking thousands of civilian lives, poisoned hundreds more and wiped both cities off the map. They were nuclear bombs. Stalin instantly pushed forward his project and started establishing communist governments in Poland and Eastern Europe. The Cold War had begun. In France de Gualle briefly was Head of the Provisional Government but resigned for the first elections issuing in a new era for French politics. In the rubble of post-war Europe a new age was beginning.
Relation to the 2015 election?