At the Yalta Conference of 1945, the military situation favored A. Stalin. B. Churchill. C. Eisenhower. D. Roosevelt.
Roosevelt was lobbying for Soviet support in the Pacific theater and the planned invasion of the Empire of Japan; Churchill was pressing for free elections and democratic institutions in Eastern Europe, specifically Poland; while Stalin was attempting to establish a Soviet sphere of influence in Eastern Europe which he deemed essential to Soviet national security. Additionally all three of them were trying to establish an agenda on how to govern post-war Germany. In 1943 a thesis by William Bullitt prophesied the “‘flow of the Red amoeba into Europe’” and Stalin, indeed, had the military advantage. The Soviet Union was already physically in control of most of Eastern Europe.