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The Yalta Conference
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The Yalta Conference also known as the Crimea Conference, which took place in 1945 February 4-11 was a wartime based meeting for the purpose of discussing ideas and plans for peace between the nations. Including the leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, also known as “The Big Three” made important decisions regarding the progress of the war, postwar world & the United Nations. In which they agreed to include France in the postwar governing of Germany. Most of the decisions that were made during this meeting were kept a secret until after the war period to keep peace between politics and war zones. Plans were made to separate Germany into four war zones and other arguments were made to reorganize the Polish government.
The Yalta conference had a big impact on how we see Europe today, it helped shaped the European borders and it’s politics. After WW1 the European countries that were left damaged divided their boarders. One of the agreements of the Yalta conference was for European countries to be allowed to create democratic governments (the citizens were allowed to make decisions directly or indirectly through elected representatives). If it were not for the Yalta Conference Europe may not have recovered and re-established following WW2. Which would have caused Europe to be much different today. Decisions were made in the Yalta that became very important in the 20th century of modern history. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin helped produce much of the modern world today by creating the foundation of the world’s first actual government: the United Nations.