The Yalta Story: The United Nations

The time had come for the first discussion of President Roosevelt's postwar dream, a world organization to maintain peace and security. What voice should be allowed the small nations of the world? Prime Minister Churchill genially paraphrased Shakespeare: "The eagle should permit the small birds to sing and care not whereof they sing."

Marshal Stalin was not interested in proverbs, or in the twitter of small birds. "Marshal Stalin," goes the record, "made it quite plain on a number of occasions that he felt that the three great powers, which had borne the brunt of the war and had liberated the small...

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