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  Quadrant Conference - The First Quebec Conference (codenamed "Quadrant") was a military conference held between the British, Canadian and United States governments in August 1943. At the conference the Allies agreed to begin discussions for the planning of the invasion of France, to increase the bombing offensive against Germany, and continue the buildup of American forces in Britain prior to an invasion of France. In the Mediterranean they resolved to concentrate more force to remove Italy from the Axis alliance. The conference also issued a joint statement on Palestine, intended to calm tensions caused by the British occupation of the territory and condemned German atrocities in Poland. There was also a secret agreement between the U.S. and Britain to share nuclear technology.  
  Quezon, Manuel L. - (1878 - 1944) Quezon served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines. After the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II he evacuated to Corregidor, then the Visayas and Mindanao, and upon the invitation of the U.S. government, was further evacuated to Australia and then to the United States, where he established the Commonwealth government in exile with headquarters in Washington, D.C.. There, he served as a member of the Pacific War Council, signed the declaration of the United Nations against the Axis Powers.  
  Quisling, Vidkun - (1887 - 1945) Quisling was a Norwegian politician. On April 9, 1940, with the German invasion of Norway in progress, he seized power in a Nazi-backed coup d'etat. From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President, working with the occupying forces. His government, known as the Quisling regime, was dominated by ministers from Nasjonal Samling, the party he had founded in 1933. The collaborationist government participated in Germany's Final Solution. After the was Quisling was found guilty of charges including embezzlement, murder and high treason and executed. His name has became a synonym for traitor.  

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