The Cold War - Yalta Conference


On the 11th of February 1945, before the war was over but when victory was guaranteed, the three leaders from the Grand Alliance met up at Yalta to discuss what would happen to Germany after the war. These three leaders were Winston Churchill for Britain, Franklin.D.Roosevelt for the USA and Joseph Stalin for the USSR. 

Winston Churchill was very aware of Stalin's ambitions and wanted to prevent Soviet expansion. He saw Britain's intentions being best served by having a close relationship with the USA after the war. He struggled to understand Stalin's communist views but it was said that they got on well. However, as an open anti-communist Churchill was unwilling to compromise too much with Stalin.

Franklin.D.Roosevelt had held power in USA since 1932 after Hoover. During the conference…


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