Social Science 467
Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
To-day the world is divided into two armed camps. The United States and the Soviet Union are the two leaders of these divergent groups. Yet only fifteen years ago these two nations were allied against the Axis powers. An obvious question is what caused this wartime alliance to degenerate into the present conflict. The factors which led to this occurence are numerous. Therefore, it would be impossible to take any individual, nation, or event and say the responsibility is theirs. However, when charges and counter-charges are being made, the name "Yalta" appears frequently. Some extremists will tell you that the majority of to-days problems, concerning the Soviet Union, had their birth at this meeting of Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill at Yalta in February 1945. It is desirable to look closer at this event, and to find out just what did occur. The purpose of this paper will be to discuss some of the major decisions which were reached at Yalta, and to see what factors led to these decisions.
Fredenberger, James R., "An Evaluation of American Diplomacy at Yalta" (1961). Plan B Papers. 176.
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