"I am designing the future on beer mats, like Churchill and Stalin at Yalta, and I must say the future is not too shabby. "

Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta summit, 1945
Public DomainWinston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta summit, 1945 - Credit:Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives

 The Yalta Conference (held from Feb 4th–11th, 1945) was one of three conferences held between the three heads of state to determine the future of postwar Europe. At this conference it was resolved that nothing less than the unconditional surrender of Germany would be tolerated, that Germany would be demilitarized and denazified and that Nazi war criminals would be hunted down and brought to justice. The summit was held at Livadia Palace, near Yalta in Ukraine.