Toomas Trei, Activist Post
In 1941, U.S. and British officials (Hopkins, Hull, Eden, Churchill, Roosevelt) commenced formal and visible meetings with the Soviets regarding post-war boundaries in Europe. Giving back (freeing) any territory that Hitler had offered Stalin in the Soviet-Nazi MRP Pact of 1939, and any other territories that the Red Army would occupy at the end of the War, were non-negotiable from Stalin’s perspective and were officially confirmed to him by the Allies with the October 15, 1939, S-32 agreement.
Many historians look at the Tehran (November 1943) and Yalta (February 1945) Big Three Conferences (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) as being the determining events where after tactical negotiations post-WWII borders were drawn up and confirmed. The approach that FDR took at these conferences was to follow the advice of his CFR advisors who were accepting of Soviet totalitarian rule in Eastern and Central Europe.
That would explain why FDR never used the U.S. Lend-Lease aid to the Soviets as bargaining leverage at Tehran or Yalta to help deliver the promise of the Atlantic Charter’s, ‘sovereign rights and self-government’, to those peoples who had them forcibly denied by the Soviets at the end of the War.
What can be said about the Yalta Conference was that it served as a rubber stamp of approval for the ‘de facto’ Soviet occupation of Central and Eastern Europe.
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Toomas Trei was born in Sweden in 1950 to parents who escaped when the Communists occupied Estonia. His mother always said 'don't believe everything that is written about history'.
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