World War II was a major event that shaped much of our current global geopolitical landscape. One of the most devastating conflicts in history, it divided the majority of the world into two powers, the Allies and the Axis. With the United States reluctantly pulled into the fray by the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, the stage was set for the eventual alliance between three big powers at the time: U.S., U.K., and USSR.
Within a month, they signed the “Declaration by United Nations” along with 23 other countries, a treaty that formalized their joint effort against the Axis powers formed by Italy, Germany, and Japan. But it was by no means a display of mutual friendship. What was really going on behind the scenes?