The Yalta Conference in Russia

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The Yalta Conference was held in Russia during the month of February in 1945. Three countries attended the Yalta Conference, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. These countries were represented by President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin. The main goal of the conference was to establish how Germany and the rest of Europe should be divided after the war in Europe had come to an end. President Roosevelt wanted the formation of an organization called the United Nations (Reynolds). This organization was somewhat similar to the prior League of Nations. Great Britain and the United States also wanted the Soviets to join the War in the Pacific. The Soviet Union wanted to create a “buffer zone” between the Germans (Reynolds). The buffer zone would include countries in-between Germany and Russia to act as a border between the two countries. Another one of Stalins goals was to not put the Soviet Union into any sort of risky foreign affairs. The British were requesting that the situation involving Poland was handled fairly because that was one of the reasons that the British joined the war. The British pushed for free elections in Poland as they did not want communism to spread. The three countries that attended the Yalta Conference attended the Potsdam Conference. The only difference was that they were represented by different people. The United States was represented by President Truman, the Soviet Union by
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