International: The Tangled Web

The Big Three had practiced to deceive their Allies and the world. Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin had made a secret bargain on voting in the postwar World Assembly—and kept it secret. Six weeks after the sorry deal was struck at Yalta, the New York Herald Tribune sniffed out part of the story, and forced the White House to explain:

"Soviet representatives at the Yalta conference indicated their desire to raise at the San Francisco conference of the United Nations the question of [additional] representation for the Ukrainian Soviet Republic and the White Russian Soviet...

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