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He had only hints of Roosevelt’s growing problems with the Russians over Poland and other nations. Nor had Roosevelt taken him to the decisive Yalta Conference just two months earlier where, with Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill, the president had decided, among other matters, that their three nations (along with France) would occupy Germany, that Russia would enter the war against Japan, and, finally, that on April 25 the major powers would inaugurate the session in San Francisco to establish a global body.
S. offering to the international community in 1918. Washington also prepared an elaborate spying scheme in San Francisco to guarantee its control over the conclave and to assure its favorable outcome. S. government was to make a reality of its model for world security. N. meeting. N. Charter. His first boss—until he took left in 1943—was also an estimable planner for the United Nations, Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles. Finally, the most extraordinary visionary of them all was President Franklin Roosevelt—followed by his equally heroic vice president, Harry Truman, who helped realize Roosevelt’s dream.
Conference, now twelve days away. He indicated that there would be a few changes in the recommendations of the 1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conference held by the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and later China, which produced the framework proposal for the United Nations Charter. Senator Vandenberg, for example, wanted to add certain references to justice and international law in the charter. S. delegation would forward them to the president before they departed for San Francisco. Stettinius’s memo went on to remind Truman of other potentially awkward, if not truly grave, disagreements still facing the organizers of the conference.