The Yalta Conference

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The Yalta Conference held in February, 1945 where the representatives of the three winning countries in the World War Two met to discuss Europe 's post-war lay-out is often referred to as the Myth of Division of the World (Buffet & Heuser, 1998, p. 80). During this conference the United States, the United Kingdom and the USSR, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin respectively developed the peace strategies for the future, some of which, however, turned out quite differently. Namely, President Roosevelt suggested a trusteeship in Korea whereby four countries (including China) would help Korea to manage its internal affairs for twenty to thirty years. Stalin accepted this proposal without going any further into the subject (A.A.Gromyko, 1979, pp. 140-142). As a later result, the US-USSR agreement on respective spheres of influence in Korea divided Korea by means of the 38th parallel where the northern part ended up under the Soviet 's control while the Americans controlled the South (Lowe, 1986, p. 19). This demarcation very much shaped the future of Korea actually dividing the world and significantly contributing to the development of the painful conflict between the Southern and the Northern part of one country also known as the Korean War. On June 25, 1950 North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel capturing Seoul three days later. The South Korean government,…

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