After the Second World War, mistrust and suspicion existed between the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R. This was the Cold War. This war which leaves society questioning to which super power was to blame leaving both was to blame. Both sides had different beliefs and ideas. The spread of communism straight after World War II helped Stalin gradually tightened his control throughout Eastern Europe. Cominform also known as the communist information bureau in which brought leaders of each communist party to be briefed by Stalin and this allowed him to keep a close eye on them. The Yalta conference in which ‘The Big Three’ met together to plan what would happen to Europe after Germany’s defeat. The Potsdam conference where a number of changes that had taken place had greatly affected the relationship between the leaders. A number of issues also arose on which neither side seemed able to appreciate the other’s point of view. The personalities and views of President Truman and Stalin in which Truman was very suspicious of USSR’s leader. The Truman doctrine was to stop communism from spreading any further and the Berlin blockade where Stalin cut off all communication from western help resulting the U.S.A not backing down.
1. “This war is not as in the past; whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system. Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army has power to do so. It cannot be other wise” – Stalin speaking soon after the end of W.W.II and about the take-over of Easter Europe.
2. “Churchill feared that Roosevelt was too pro-Russian he pressed for a French zone to be added to the other three to add another anti-Russian voice to the armies of occupation”
3. “I want to drink to our alliance, that it should not lose its… intimacy.. I know of no such alliance of three great powers.. may it be strong and stable”
4. “The communist parties have been raised to power far beyond their numbers and are seeking everywhere to...