Yalta Conference Agreements
What was their final settlement then? In a large collection of World War II-era documents in the Truman Library archives is a press release issued on February 12 in Kanta. It contains a statement by Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin on the outcome of the conference. The leaders announced that they had achieved "closer coordination than ever before of the military efforts of the three allies" and promised to launch "new and even more powerful strikes" against the enemy. "Nazi Germany is doomed," the statement continued, and the Germans should capitulate to avoid further suffering. The Potsdam Conference was held from July to August 1945, in the presence of Clement Attlee (who had replaced Churchill as Prime Minister) and President Harry S. Truman (who represented the United States after Roosevelt`s death).  In Potsdam, the Soviets rejected allegations that he was interfering in the affairs of Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.  The conference led to (1) the Potsdam Declaration on the Surrender of Japan and (2) the Potsdam Agreement on the Soviet Annexation of former Polish territory east of the Curzon Line, and the provisions to be addressed in a possible final treaty to end World War II for the annexation of parts of Germany east of the Oder-Neisse Line to Poland. and North Prussia to the Soviet Union.
French General Charles de Gaulle was not invited to either the Kanta conference or the Potsdam conference, a diplomatic trifle that aroused deep and lasting resentment.  De Gaulle attributed his expulsion from Kanta to Roosevelt`s long-standing personal antagonism toward him, although the Soviet Union also opposed his admission as a full participant. But the absence of a French representation in Kanta also meant that an invitation to De Gaulle at the Potsdam conference would have been very problematic. He would then have felt honoured to insist that all equality issues agreed upon in his absence be re-entered.  The objective of the conference was to shape a post-war peace that was not only a collective security order, but a plan to give self-determination to the liberated peoples of post-Nazi Europe. Above all, the meeting aimed to discuss the restoration of the nations of war-torn Europe. However, within a few years, as the Cold War divided the continent, Kanta became the subject of intense controversy. The first reaction to the Woalta Agreements was solemn.
Roosevelt and many other Americans saw this as proof that the spirit of U.S.-Soviet war cooperation would pass into the post-war period. However, this feeling was short-lived. With the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman became the thirty-third President of the United States. .