February 26
Creating the United Nations

Winston Churchill and FDR, at the 1941 Argentia Conference

For reading, basically a review of last class, to allow me to catch up. Readings examine the diplomacy of the war in Europe and Latin America; the documents trace the evolution of US war aims with a focus on two of the stickier wartime issues: self-determination for colonies, and the fate of Poland.
Roorda, Dictator Next Door, pp. 192-229.
Leffler, Preponderance of Power, pp. 19-54.
Maps, WWII strategic balance


FDR and Stalin on colonial issues (1943)
The Big Three discuss the postwar world, Teheran (1943)
The Yalta Conference and Poland (1945)


euro1941.gif (24832 bytes) German conquests, to 1941

europe42.gif (24026 bytes) Europe at the height of German conquests, 1942

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