Before The War: In February 1945, the jaws of the Allied vise were closing in on Nazi Germany. Hitler was (1889-1945) desperate to counteroffensive against the Allies in Belgium’s Ardennes forest had to end in total failure. On February 4 to the 11, the “Big Three” Allied leaders– the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin met at Yalta in the USSR and compromised on their visions of the postwar world borders in Europe.
During The War: AREA- Germany was the first to be employ bombing tactics during its assault on Poland in September 1939. In 1940, the Battle of Britain, and the Luftwaffe failed to bring Britain to its knees by attacking London and other populated areas with area bombing attacks. The Allied command that they would have ravage the German economy, and break the morale of the German people and force an early surrender. ON February 15, the city was a smoldering ruin and an unknown number of civilians—estimated at somewhere between 35,000 and 135,000–people were dead.
between 35,000 and 135,000 were dead

After the bombing on Dresden: The Aftermath- On February 13 to 14 was conducted, if not primarily, for the purpose of terrorizing the German population and forcing an early surrender. Germany, unlikely attacked Japan later in the year, and didn't surrender until nearly the last possible moment, when its capital had fallen and Hitler was dead.

About how many people died during this bombing??????


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