Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Potsdam, occupied Germany, to discuss further German punishment, restoration of damaged diplomatic and political entities and the establishment of postwar order.  Truman had succeeded Franklin Roosevelt, and Churchill was replaced by Clement Attlee mid-way through the meetings, as his Labor Party ousted Churchill’s conservatives in the 1945 general elections held on July 5th and 12th and verified on July 26.