Soon, the Crimean Peninsula of the Ukraine is scheduled to secede from the nation and join Russia, which has sparked several debates within the Ukraine, Russia and the United States. Many other countries, including Great Britain, have warned Russia to pull its forces back out of the Ukraine. The irony however is not lost, because almost seventy years ago, the Crimean Peninsula was home to one the greatest negotiations in history. The Big Three were all present, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the United States, Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill from Great Britain. Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met at the Teheran and Yalta Conferences to decide the coordination of attacks on Germany and Japan, the post war territorial boundaries, the division of Germany and whether or not the nation should pay reparations, and the creation of the United Nations. Afterwards, the conferences were debated as either positive or negative because of their consequences, and whether or not some agreed with what was decided and others didn’t.
The first time Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill met was on the 28th of November in Teheran, the capital of Iran, where current problems during the war and postwar politics were discussed (Naden and Blue 187-188). The Teheran Conference lasted until December 1st, and during that time the Big Three covered four main issues. The most pressing of which was planning an attack on Hitler’s forces, coming from both the east and the west. Eventually, Roosevelt and Churchill planned Operation Overlord, or D-Day, which took place on June 6th 1944. Two weeks later, Stalin helped the war effort by contributing an attack on Hitler’s eastern army in Belorussia. The second pr...
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