Paris Peace Treaties

The Cold War

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Paris Peace Treaties

The Cold War in Europe (10 February 1947)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

Even as relations between the Soviet Union and the West were deteriorating, the former Allies still had to work together to reshape Europe. At the Paris Peace Treaties they laid down terms to the countries that had sided with Germany in the War in Europe: Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland.

Main Events

Nuremberg Trials prosecute former Nazi leadership for war crimes

DSE (Democratic Army of Greece) partisans control much of Greece's mountain regions

British and United States combine their occupation zones in Germany

Treaty of Peace with Italy establishes Free City of Trieste (effective September 15)

Romanian, Hungarian and Bulgarian borders defined

Finland cedes Petsamo to the Soviet Union

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