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This game explores the three-party diplomacy between the US, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during the Yalta conference. For the past three years, these nations have been joined together into a Grand Coalition against Nazi Germany, but with victory in Europe close at hand and victory in the Pacific apparently inevitable, cracks have started to appear.
Large delegations have accompanied Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin to the conference, and each attendee is determined to shape of the postwar world. Together, the players must decide the fate of millions of inhabitants of Eastern Europe, Germany, and East Asia. At the same time, they must work to ensure that the Grand Coalition – through the structure of the proposed United Nations organization – will continue to function after the surrender of Germany and Japan.
Players will be guided by their national briefing books, which lay out their faction’s objectives on eleven different issues, which may be settled at the conference, but these are complicated by individual goals. Since all agreements must be made by consensus, developing a good sense of the objectives of other players is essential. By reading speeches and the minutes from earlier diplomatic conferences, players should be able to determine everyone’s motives and ambitions, but they must recognize that everyone is jockeying for position. When it comes time to compromise, they must make sure that their nation is not making too many concessions, but they must also recognize that if they do not give way on some issues, the conference will collapse.
Through this exploration of the multi-polar grand strategy of the Grand Coalition players should develop a deeper understanding of the ideologies of the main Allied powers during the Second World War, the key decisions that were made at the end of the war, and the origins of the Cold War.
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