Thoughts on Yalta Conference
After reading a recent book on Yalta by S.M. Plokhy that used recently released soviet records, my view on this conference has greatly changed. Apparently FDR sided with Stalin against Churchill on many issues, like the admission of Soviet puppet states Ukraine and Belorussia into the UN as well as the soviet deportation of germans and poles to fit new post-war boundaries and even the forced deportation of Russian Axis POWs in return for a Soviet war on Japan and the creation of the UN. FDR and the Allies also failed to win a free democratic Poland and achieve their original peace goal, and the soviets dominated all of eastern europe save greece as a result. What does everyone else think of this conference?
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