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The Yalta Conference (sometimes called the Crimea Conference) was held from 4 to 11 February 1945, a few months before the Second World War ended in Europe. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Winston Churchill), the President of the United States (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and the dictator of the USSR (Joseph Stalin) all met in Crimea and talked about what to do with Germany. The Yalta Conference was an important part of European History.

The agreements

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin (in that order)

The allies agreed that :

  • Germany was to be completely disarmed
  • A new world organisation was to be set up called the United Nations (the UN)
  • Stalin agreed to join the war against Japan three months after the defeat of Germany
  • Germany would be split up into four different pieces (occupation zones), one occupied by France, one by the USSR, one by the USA and one by the United Kingdom
  • Berlin would also be split up into four different pieces
  • Those who committed war crimes would be judged and sentenced
  • A neutral government would be set up in Poland
  • Eastern Europe would be under Stalin's influence
  • Free elections were to be held in those countries free from German rule
  • Start planning war reparations and how much money Germany would owe the other countries

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