THE NATIONS: Improvement

After weeks of tension, Big Three relations improved.

¶ Winston Churchill, leading the Tory election campaign, was sensitive to Labor's charge that his policy was anti-Russian. He took a strong stand against socialism in Britain, but a stronger one in favor of cooperation with the Soviet Union. "Our prevailing hope is that the foundations will be laid on the indissoluble agreement of Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union."

¶ In Moscow Stalin made concessions. The most conspicuous, though perhaps not the biggest, was agreement on the Security Council veto issue (see The Conference). As Harry Hopkins, who had...

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