Percentage Agreement Definition

by · April 11, 2021

As you can probably tell, calculating percentage agreements for more than a handful of advisors can quickly become tedious. For example, if you had 6 judges, you would have 16 pairs of pairs to calculate for each participant (use our combination calculator to find out how many pairs you would get for multiple judges). However, most historians believe that the agreement is extremely important. In The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Norman Naimark writes that, with the Yalta and Potsdam accords, “the famous percentage agreement between Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill… confirms that Eastern Europe, at least initially, would be within the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union. [72] When Churchill saw it, the agreement was very favourable to Great Britain, as the EAM largely controlled Greece, which Stalin accepted as an area of British influence, while Britain in turn recognized Bulgaria and Romania, which were already occupying the Red Army, as being in the Soviet sphere of influence. [74] From a British perspective, Greece, in the British sphere of influence, put an end to any possibility that the EAM could take power and then give the Soviet Union bases in Greece, whose situation made that nation the key to control of the eastern Mediterranean, which was far more important to Churchill than the rest of the Balkans. [76] The fact that Roosevelt did not share Churchill`s enthusiasm for the restoration of King George II as King of Greece was a decisive factor in securing his own agreement with Stalin on Greece and excluding the Americans. [77] Churchill feared that if Roosevelt was involved in discussions about the future of Greece, the Americans might side with the Soviets and agree to recognize the EAM as a legitimate government of Greece. [78] During the dekemvriana fighting in Athens, Roosevelt made a statement rejecting the British eAM fighters, and privately stated that he was appalled by the way the British openly recruited the collaborative security battalions that had loyally served Nazi Germany to fight with them the EAM. [79] Similarly, American media coverage of the Dekemvriana was largely hostile to the British, with American journalists criticizing Churchill for recruiting security battalions to fight for the unpopular King George. [79] In this competition, the judges agreed on 3 out of 5 points.

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