Yalta Conference (February 1945)
Meeting of the chief Allied leaders of World War 2 at Yalta in the Crimea, s Ukraine. With victory over Germany imminent, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met to discuss the final campaigns of the war and the post-war settlement. Agreements were reached on the foundation of the United Nations (UN); the territorial division of Europe into ‘spheres of interest’; the occupation of Germany; and support for democracy in liberated countries. Concessions were made to Stalin in the Far East in order to gain Soviet support against Japan.