Yalta Conference Secret Agreement

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Each of the three heads of state and government had their own agenda for post-war Germany and liberated Europe. Roosevelt wanted Soviet support in the American Pacific War against Japan, particularly for the planned invasion of Japan (Operation August Storm) and Soviet participation in the United Nations; Churchill insisted on free elections and democratic governments in Central and Eastern Europe (particularly Poland); Stalin called for 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 to be so strong that he could dictate conditions. According to James F. Byrnes, a member of the U.S. delegation and a future Secretary of State, “it was not a question of what we would leave to the Russians, but what we could do to get the Russians involved” [9] The Potsdam Conference took place from July to August 1945, in which also Clement Attlee (who had replaced Churchill as Prime Minister) and President Harry S Truman (who represented the United States after the United States) Roosevelt`s death) took place. [39] In Potsdam, the Soviets disputed allegations that they had interfered in the affairs of Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. [34] The conference led to (1) Potsdam`s declaration on Japan`s surrender[40] and (2) the Potsdam Agreement on the Soviet annexation of the former Polish territory to the curzon Line and provisions that will be addressed in a possible final treaty to end the Second World War on the annexation of parts of Germany east of the Oder-Neisse line to Poland. and North-East Prussia to the Soviet Union. In response to American assertions that Britain is making a “policy of power” in Greece, Churchill responded in a speech: “What is power politics?…

Is a navy twice as big as any other navy in world power politics? Is the world`s largest air force, with bases in all parts of world power politics? Do we have all the gold in the politics of world power? If that is the case, we are certainly not guilty of these offences, I must unfortunately say.