Throughout the war, a constant stream of cables, diplomatic meetings, and large-scale conferences allowed the Allies to align their war strategies and start planning for a postwar world. Although Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin shared the common goal of the destruction of the Nazi regime, they differed significantly in their national interests and vision of Europe after the war. The discrepancies between the three helped create the tensions and mistrust that caused the Cold War. For this lesson, students will recreate two meetings between the Allies. The greatest challenge will be trying to balance the objectives of a nation with those of its allies.