John Greenaway / “The Postwar Settlement” / Drink and British Politics since 1830 / 2003
John Greenaway | “The Postwar Settlement” | Drink and British Politics since 1830 | 2003 | After WW1, never again would a PM make a speech like Lloyd George in 1915 (“Drink is doing us more damage in the war than all the German submarines put together”).
Each of the three powers brought their own agenda to the Yalta Conference. The British wanted to maintain their empire, the Soviets wished to obtain more land and to strengthen conquests, and the Americans wanted to insure the Soviet's entry into the Pacific war and discuss postwar settlement. Moreover, Roosevelt hoped to obtain a commitment from Stalin to participate in the United Nations.