During the midst of World War II There were many conferences between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (The Big Three) . These conferences are where all the decisions were made by the allied leaders of their countries. The countries that I am talking about of course are The United States (represented by Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd U.S President) , The United Kingdom (Represented by Winston Churchill Who is the prime minister of Great Britain) , and finally The Soviet Union (Represented by Joseph Stalin leader of Soviet Russia) .
The first conference that I am going to discuss is the Tehran conference. This conference was held in the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 28th through December 1st. In the beginning of this conference the United States president actually had to be wheeled in a wheelchair because he was not in the best state of health at that time of the conference. United states and the United Kingdom had held this conference ...view middle of the document...
The conference also talked about the relations between the Allied Countries, Turkey and Iran about the many different operations going on in Yugoslavia and against Japan. A different protocol signed at the conference stated the Big Three's recognition of Iran's independence.
The second conference on my list is the Cairo Conference. This conference was held in Cairo, Egypt on November 22nd through November 26th in 1943. This conference was mainly about how the allies felt about Japan’s position during World War II. What was a little bit weird about this conference is that the Big Three were not there only 2 of the three were. This is because Joseph Stalin did not want to attend the same conference that Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China was attending. This definitely caused some problems between the Soviet Union and Japan with Stalin just outright saying that he would not attend because the leader of Japan was going to be there. But this really didn’t cause any damage because these two nations had a neutrality pact, “The Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact of 1941 was a five-year agreement of neutrality between the two nations”. Two days after this conference was over the Big Three met in Tehran to speak about their positions on the war and why Joseph Stalin did not attend the conference because the Japanese leader was there.
One of the biggest conferences out of this time era was the Potsdam conference. “The Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam.” This conference took place from July 17th all the way through August 2nd! One of the big differences in this conference from other conferences is that this one was held with the same 3 parties except at this time the United States of America had a different president who happened to be President Harry Truman. Not only was there one person who was different in this conference but Clement Atlee joined the conference late to be alongside of Winston Churchill. This is because they were awaiting the outcome of the 1945 general election where Clement Atlee actually replaced Churchill. In this conference they actually were deciding on how to punish the Nazi portion of Germany who had recently surrendered nine weeks earlier. They came up with many different ideas