the Potsdam conference was a meeting between Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Joseph Stalin (The Big Three) to decide what do with the defeated Germany in terms of territory, reparations, and administration of the occupied zones.
divided Germany and Austria into four zones. this conference increased tensions between the USA and the Soviet Union. It was clear that Harry S. Truman, with the atomic bomb in his pocket, was not willing to make concessions and the Soviets has to accept the deal regarding Germany's reparations.
he Potsdam Conference suggested continued friendship among the Allies, but the deeply conflicting aims of the Western democracies compared to the Soviet Union on the other in fact meant that Potsdam was to be the last Allied summit conference.