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Image: Manuscript map, 1945
Manuscript map, 1945
At the Yalta Conference (February 4-11, 1945) Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin tried to work out arrangements for the postwar world, especially in regard to Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and the future of the United Nations. This hand-drawn map was intended for use in establishing occupation zones in Germany. Reluctant to make a hasty and final decision on this matter, Churchill said that the Big Three were "dealing with the fate of eighty million people and that required more than eighty minutes to consider."
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W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (223)

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