Key Agreements At The Yalta Conference Of 1945

Kanta Conference: Kanta Conference in February 1945 with (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. In February 1945, the Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – met again in Kanta, Crimea, USSR. French General Charles de Gaulle was not invited to the Kanta conference or the Potsdam conference, a little diplomatic thing that aroused deep and persistent resentment. [5] De Gaulle attributed his exclusion from Kanta to Roosevelt`s long-standing personal antagonism towards him, although the Soviet Union also challenged his membership as a full participant. But the lack of French representation in Kanta also meant that an invitation to De Gaulle at the Potsdam conference would have been extremely problematic. He would then have been honoured to insist that all the issues agreed upon in his absence be re-imposed. [6] The Potsdam Conference took place from July to August 1945, which was attended by Clement Attlee (who had replaced Churchill as Prime Minister)[37][38] and President Harry S. Truman (who represented the United States after Roosevelt`s death). [39] In Potsdam, the Soviets rejected claims that they were involved in the affairs of Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. [34] The conference resulted in (1) the Potsdam Declaration on the surrender of Japan,[40] and (2) the Potsdam Agreement on the Soviet annexation of former Polish territory east of the Curzon Line and, in a possible final treaty ending World War II, for the annexation of parts of Germany east of the Oder-Neisse Line to Poland. and North Prussia in the Soviet Union. Each of the three leaders had their own agenda for post-war Germany and liberated Europe.

Roosevelt wanted Soviet support in the U.S. Pacific War against Japan, especially for the planned invasion of Japan (Operation August Storm), as well as Soviet participation in the United Nations; Mr. Churchill insisted on free elections and democratic governments in Central and Eastern Europe (especially in Poland); And Stalin called for the establishment of a Soviet sphere of political influence in Central and Eastern Europe as an essential aspect of the USSR`s national security strategy. Stalin`s position at the conference was one he believed was so strong that he could dictate conditions. According to James F. Byrnes, a member of the U.S. delegation and future secretary of state, “it was not about what we would leave to the Russians, but about what we could get the Russians to do.” [9] The Kanta Conference 1945. . . .

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