The three heads of state and government have ratified the agreement of the European Advisory Commission setting the limits of post-war zones of occupation for Germany: three zones of occupation, one for each of the three main allies. They also agreed to give France an area of occupation that was cut off from the areas of the United States and the United Kingdom, although De Gaulle later refused to accept that the French zone be defined by borders defined in his absence. De Gaulle therefore ordered the French forces to occupy Stuttgart in addition to the previously agreed areas, which included the French zone of occupation. He only withdrew when he threatened to suspend most of the U.S. economic supply.  Churchill, at Yalta, argued at the time that the French must necessarily be full members of the proposed Allied Control Council for Germany. Stalin opposed it until Roosevelt supported Churchill`s position, but Stalin insisted that the French would not be admitted to the Allied Reparation Commission, which was to be set up in Moscow, and yielded only to the Potsdam conference. The initiative to convene a second “Big Three” conference came from Roosevelt, who had hoped for a meeting before the US presidential elections in November 1944, but later pushed for a meeting in early 1945 at a neutral location in the Mediterranean. Malta, Cyprus and Athens have been proposed. Stalin, who insisted that his doctors oppose long journeys, rejected these options.
 Instead, he suggested meeting instead in the Black Sea city of Yalta in Crimea. Fear of Stalin`s plane also contributed to this decision.  Yet Stalin formally referred to Roosevelt as the “host” of the conference; All plenary sessions should take place in the American accommodation of the Livadia Palace, and Roosevelt, without exception, sits in the center of the group photos (all taken by Roosevelt`s official photographer). Amid the whole celebration, euphoria and self-censorship that Yalta, as the New York Herald Tribune wrote, “produced yet another great proof of the unity, strength and decision-making power of the Allies,” it was Stalin himself who sounded a prophetic warning note. On President Roosevelt`s toast, in which he hoped that the unity that had marked the Great Alliance against Hitler during the war would continue, the Soviet dictator replied: After Yalta, in the USSR, when Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov expressed his concern that the formulation of the Yalta agreement could hinder Stalin`s plans, Stalin replied: “Never. We will do it later in our own way.  While the Soviet Union had already annexed several occupied countries such as (or in Soviet republics), , other countries it occupies in Central and Eastern Europe have been transformed into Soviet satellite states, such as the People`s Republic of Poland, the People`s Republic of Hungary the Czechoslovakian Socialist Republic the People`s Republic of Romania, the People`s Republic of Bulgaria , the People`s Republic of Bulgaria, the People`s Republic of Albania, and later East Germany of the Soviet zone of occupation. Finally, the United States and the United Kingdom made concessions on the recognition of the then Communist-dominated regions and sacrificed the substance of the Yalta Declaration while remaining in form.  Since 1945, and particularly during the Cold War, the Yalta agreements have been particularly criticized in the United States.