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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Yalta Conference (1945)

Irène Couzigou

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Subject(s):
Since World War II — International peace and security

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The President of the United States, the Premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom met during World War II to determine their military and peace plans. Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill first met at the Tehran Conference (1943). Roosevelt proposed a further meeting to Stalin in July 1944, shortly after the Allied landings in Normandy. Stalin agreed and suggested the Livadia Palace near Yalta as the conference venue (because Yalta is located on the Crimean sea coast, the Yalta Conference...
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