Yalta Conference

The Yalta Conference was held in 1945. It involved the leaders of the Allied Powers, and its purpose was post World War 2 reorganization of Europe. Some believe that the Yalta Conference set the stage for the Cold War that followed.

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What was the promise Josef Stalin made to the Western Allies at the Yalta conference?

Specifically, he promised that Poland would be allowed to chose its own government (free from outside influence) at the conclusion of the war. More generally, he indicated that all liberated countries would be given the same chance.

In reality, Stalin had no such plans, and it became quickly very obvious that he had lied about this promise.

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What goal did the allies set for eastern Europe at the yalta conference?

free elections in eastern europe.

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What was the Yalta Conference?

The "Yalta Conference" was a World War II meeting between the heads of state of the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in February, 1945 at Yalta, in the Crimea, to plan the occupation of postwar Germany.

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What was the significance to the yalta conference?

I think that the significance was that it hepled all t he poor people out. Because I really don't know much about it. So that is answer.

-That might be it, but heres a other answer. The Yalta Conference was how to deal with the war torn nations in Eastern Ruope. An agreement was made to administer free elections in those nations : )-

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What decision was made at The Yalta Conference?

Yalta ConferenceIn February 1945, Roosevelt had met with Churchill and Stalin at the Soviet city of Yalta on the Black Sea. At this Yalta Conference, the three leaders made a number of important decisions about the future. They agreed to move ahead in creating a new international peacemaking body, the UN, based on the principles of Atlantic charter. Stalin promised to enter the war against Japan after the surrender of Germany. He also promised free and unfettered elections in Poland and in other Soviet occupied Eastern European countries. They agreed on a charter. The charter created the general assembly, which was made up of all member nations and was expected to function as a town meeting of the world. The charter also set up administrative, judicial, and economic governing bodies.

The Yalta Conference also displayed the deterioration in relations between the big powers. Roosevelt of America had died, to be replaced by strongly anti-communist Truman. Stalin felt that America were traitors for not telling the USSR about the invention of the Atomic Bomb, and in combination with Truman's strong dislike, this set the conference off to a shaky start. The British representative was Clement Atlee (I believe), and was weak in resolve and character, in comparison to Churchill who had been at the Potsdam Conference. This lack of strength allowed the Yalta conference to be dominated by Truman and Stalin, and arguments were common

Where the 'Big Three' at Potsdam had suceeded, the new representatives failed to maintain healthy working relationships and as a result the Yalta Conference was not as successful as the Potsdam Conference and it gave an insight into the friction that was to come between the Soviet Union and the US.

More Information: Between February 4-11, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin met in then-Soviet Ukraine to discuss post-war European reorganization. Stalin refused to break up his dynasty, causing friction which is believed to have led to the bloodless stalemate known as the Cold War

  • Agreement to the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.
  • Germany. After the war, Germany and Berlin would be split into four occupied zones.
  • Stalin agreed that France might have a fourth occupation zone in Germany and in Austria but it would have to be formed out of the American and British zones.
  • Germany would undergo demilitarization and denazification.
  • German reparations were partly to be in the form of forced labor. (see also Forced labor of Germans in the Soviet Union). The forced labor was to be used to repair damage Germany inflicted on its victims.
  • Creation of a reparation council which would be located in the Soviet Union.
  • The status of Poland was discussed. It was agreed to reorganize the communist Provisional Government of the Republic of Polandthat had been installed by the Soviet Union "on a broader democratic basis."
  • The Polish eastern border would follow the Curzon Line, and Poland would receive territorial compensation in the West from Germany.
  • Churchill alone pushed for free elections in Poland. The British leader pointed out that the UK "could never be content with any solution that did not leave Poland a free and independent state". Stalin pledged to permit free elections in Poland, but forestalled ever honoring his promise.
  • Citizens of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia were to be handed over to their respective countries, regardless of their consent.
  • Roosevelt obtained a commitment by Stalin to participate in the UN.
  • Stalin requested that all of the 16 Soviet Socialist Republics would be granted UN membership. This was taken into consideration, but 14 republics were denied.
  • Stalin agreed to enter the fight against the Empire of Japan within 90 days after the defeat of Germany.
  • Nazi war criminals were to be hunted down and brought to justice.
  • A "Committee on Dismemberment of Germany" was to be set up. Its purpose was to decide whether Germany was to be divided into six nations.
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How did the Yalta conference influence the tensions of the Cold War?

The Big Three , Stalin , Roosevelt / [later Truman] and Churchill , discussed the organisation of a post war Europe and who would have control over the respective spheres of influence . The Big Three also sought to limit any expansionism of the other into their areas of interest . See related link below to further information .

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What was discussed at the Yalta Conference?

Future of Poland

What to do with Germany

United Nations

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Was Alger Hiss in the Yalta Conference?


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What are some primary sources on the yalta conference?

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Who was in the yalta conference?

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin

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Which world leaders attended the Yalta Conference?

President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

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Did the Yalta conference contribute in the cause of World War 2?

No, it contributed to the conclusion of WW 2.

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At the Yalta Conference of 1945 the military situation favored?

The 1945 Yalta Conference favored the USSR's Joseph Stalin. America's President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was very ill and unable to effectively negotiate, and Britain's Winston Churchill knew England's military peak had passed and he had to defer to Roosevelt. Stalin was able to dominate the meeting and force through a map of Europe that favored his expansion plans.

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Similarities between potsdam and yalta conference?

Similarities were that they were both about what to do after the war

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Who where the Big Three at the February 1945 Yalta Conference?

(UK)Churchill (USA)Roosevelt and (USSR)Stalin.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Was Franklin D. Roosevelt one of the leaders of the Allies at the Yalta Conference held in February of 1945?

Yes, the leaders at the Yalta Conference were Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, the head of the Russian government.

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What happened behind the scenes at the yalta conference?

It is rumored President Roosevelt told Josef Stalin he could have Poland at the end of the war despite the Allied Forces saying Poland must be free and self-ruling.

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What involved dividing Germany into sections controlled by the Soviet Union and the western powers?

The Yalta Agreement. The division was agreed to at the Potsdam Conference in August of 1945 after Germany surrendered.

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What did the yalta conference and the potsdam conference have in common?

josef Stalin was at the both conferneces

Winston churchill was at the yalta conference and half of the potsdam conference

it involved the same nations

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What was the subject of the Yalta Conference?

how to defeat Germany

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What were the Atlantic Charter and the Yalta Conference?

steps the allies took toward planning for the post-war era.

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When Was the Yalta Conference?

February 4- 11 1945
Feb 4-11 1945

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What was the most important and positive outgrowth of the Yalta Conference held in Russia in February of 1945?

The big three powers planned the final tactical assault on Germany

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Who were the big five at the Yalta conference?

It wasnt the big 5...It was the big 3...Roosevelt,Churchill,and Stalin

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