The Yalta Conference

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Today, February 4, 1945, I have invinted my allied brethren to a convention at my resort city in the Crimean Rivine called Yalta (Tatum 1). My friend Franklin will be attending even in his poor health, maybe we can crack some more jokes at that portly Winston Churchill, who will also be in attendence (Danzer 585). We are now on the brink on victory as the combined forces of my Red Army and the Western forces are close to completely overthrowing the Nazi regime ("Yalta" 1).

When they finally came, it was time to toast to our impending victory. I gratiously greeted the foriegn leaders as they arrived, and we would soon start our post-war discussions (Danzer 585). When we finally got down to the negotiating, it was my time to shine; the Soviet Union payed dearly for the war effort, it was our land and our people that suffered the most during this war and Germany should have to pay. We began talking and the first topic that came up was the dvision of Germany into zones ("Yalta" 1). I wanted to split it into occupational zones so that it never agains threatens the safety of my country. But that Churchill refused my plans. I don't like that Churchill, if it wasn't for Franklin acting like a mediator, I would have done away with him and his foolish ideas (Danzer 585). However, thanks to Franklin we followed by plan of action and germany was split into four zones, one for each of the major allied powers (588). Then Franklin proposed the idea of a United Nations, and I agreed to the thought of an international convetion of countries, and so did Churchill. However, I wanted all fifteen of the Soviet Union Repulics to have their own seat in the UN, however I had to negiotiat ie down two for the major republics and one more for the Soviet Union itself ("Yalta" 1).
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Then Poland came up, that annoying Churchill wanted me to allow Poland to have free elections and allow them to form a democratic government (Tatum 1). For a while, neither he nor I would give in to the other. I isisted that Poland will be placed under my full control, but he said that he"could never be content with ant solution that did not leave Poland a free and independent state" ("Yalton" 1). I eventually gave Churhill his promise of the elections and that appeased that pudgy fool, however I knew that Poland's future did not include a democracy (Tatum 1).

Now I was done with him, Franklin and I had some other issues to discuss that did not involve him. Franklin was the reason that I agreed to the United Nations idea, but now he had another favor to ask of me; he needed Russian help with the Pacific Theater ( Danzer 585). He no longer trusted the British because he thought that Churchill would ask for more colonies if he got more involved with the Japanese campaign. So in the end, I promised the American President that I would help him with the fight to pacify the Japanese Empire ("Yalta" 1). After eight days, the conference was ended and we went our seperate ways to govern our respective countries (Danzer 585). Lokking back at the entire process, I can't help but feel that wer failed to address one or two important post-war issue that would inevitably cause some sort of clash that would pin the Soviet Union against its former Western allies.


Akshat Parekh


Works Cited

Danzer, Gerald A. et al. The Americas. Boston: McDougal Littell, 2003.

Tatum, Malcolm. "What was the Yalta Conference?" wiseGEEK. 2009. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-was-the-yalta-conference.htm>.

"Yalta: The Beginning of the End." ThinkQuest. 2009. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://library.thinkquest.org/10826/yalta.htm>.