The Yalta Conference, also known as The Crimea Conference, and code-named The Argonaut Conference, was a meeting between the leaders of The USSR, The USA, and Britain, in order to determine the role of Germany and its occupied countries. The Yalta Conference lasted from Febuary 4-11, 1945, in the Lavadia Palace, near Yalta, Ukraine. The meeting was attended by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General Secretary Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Three major decisions were reached during the Yalta Conference:

  • Former Nazi-occupied countries were split into 4 sections, called Occupation Zones
  • All German-occupied countries were to have free elections.
  • The United Nations would replace the League of Nations.

The Yalta Conference is considered by many historians to be the begging of the Cold War.