Roosevelt again traveled to meet with Churchill and Stalin

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Roosevelt again traveled to meet with Churchill and Stalin, this time in Yalta. The  leaders came to an agreement on the post-war occupation of Germany, the Soviet  Union's participation in the Pacific War if necessary, and the creation of what later  became the United Nations. However, the same issues the leaders had evaded at the  earlier conference–such as the fate of Poland and other Eastern European countries– were discussed again without agreement, and weak compromises were instated in their  stead. To historians today gifted with hindsight, the outlines of the Cold War are clearly  visible in the agreements that came out of Yalta. Indeed, many cite Yalta as emblematic  of Roosevelt's political naïveté in trusting Stalin. Yet, at the time, when FDR returned  from Yalta, the country greeted him with great pomp, and all, including Roosevelt  himself, felt that the talks had been a great success. He had realized early on that the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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