The autumn and winter of 1944 saw a heightening of the tensions which had always been a feature of inter-Allied diplomacy. This was due to the changing military situation and the fact that post-war planning was becoming a more urgent problem as the Nazis were pressed back on all fronts. The differences between the objectives of the various individual Allies — over such matters as the future of Eastern Europe, the treatment of Germany, the nature of the international security organization to be set up after the war, and the restoration of colonial empires — were progressively less easy to gloss over as the time came to take firm decisions. In addition to these fundamental problems there were also important conflicts of opinion within the various belligerent Governments about the nature of diplomacy after the war.
KeywordsPrime Minister European Continent International Peace Polish Question European Politics
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