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At the time (still during the war), Yalta was thought to be a great success. Agreement was reached on a number of points, including:

The Yalta Conference of February 1945 took place in the Crimea

attended the Yalta Conference on 4th February, 1945.

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In the postwar setting, Russia would gain the southern half of the Sakhalin Islands and Kuriles, half of East Prussia, Konigsberg, Germany, and control of Finland. In addition, Roosevelt let it slip that the United States would not protest if the Soviet Union attempted to annex the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) or establish puppet governments, therefore leaving Stalin as pleased with the overall results as Roosevelt, and more rightly so. The Yalta Conference is often regarded by numerous Central European nations as the "Western betrayal." This belief, held by countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and the Czech Republic, is rooted in the belief that the Allied powers, despite venerating democratic policies and signing numerous pacts and military agreements, allowed smaller countries to be controlled by and/or made Communist states of the Soviet Union. At the Yalta conference, the Big Three "attempted to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability," and many believe the decisions and concessions of Roosevelt and Churchill during the summit lead to the power struggle of the ensuing Cold War.

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Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D
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After the German surrender in July 1945 the Big Three met again in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. The main representatives were Stalin, Truman (Roosevelt’s successor as President of the USA) and Churchill (who was then replaced by Clement Attlee after the Labour victory in the British general election of 1945). The conference revealed a distinct cooling-off in the relations between East and West.


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Yalta Conference of Allied leaders, 4-11 February 1945
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The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and codenamed the Argonaut Conference, was the wartime meeting from February 4 to 11, 1945 between the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. The delegations were headed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, respectively.

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Just as significant as what was said at Potsdam was what was not said. Truman did not inform Stalin about the nature of the atomic bomb, though he did inform Churchill at the conference. A few days after the conference ended, two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan and the war ended quickly on 10 August without the need for Russian aid against Japan. Even so, the Russians declared war on Japan on 8 August and invaded Manchuria. Though they annexed south Sakhalin as was agreed at Yalta, they were allowed no part in the occupation of Japan.

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So, to sum up the Yalta Conference, whilst some agreements had been secured, it was by no means certain that promises during wartime would be carried out and grounds for mutual suspicion grew.

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The conference at Yalta in the Crimea was the first of the conferences in 1945 to try to plan out the future after the end of the war. It was attended by Stalin, Roosevelt and Stalin, although Roosevelt was already ill and died two months later.

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Winston Churchill shares a joke with Marshal Stalin (with the help of Pavlov, Stalin’s interpreter, left) in the conference room at Livadia Palace during the Yalta Conference.

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The Soviet Union’s entire economy had been thrown over to war production and, with most of western Russia laid waste, there were few resources spare even for this international event. The plumbing for the partially rebuilt buildings that would accommodate the dignitaries had had to come from various Moscow hotels, where it would be returned after the conference – never to work satisfactorily ever again.

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‘The Big Three’: Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin sit for photographs during the Yalta Conference in February 1945.