Casablanca Conference

January 12-23 1943

This meeting during World War II was comprised of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Stalin was invited to attend; however, he declined. The conference helped the Allies determine their next moves, including the invasion of Sicily after the completion of the North African campaign, as well as strengthening their forces and attacks in the Pacific theater, and more effective bombing strategies in Germany. Nuclear bombing was also discussed, along with the “unconditional surrender” of Axis powers.