At War, there was much distrust between the

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At the coming end of the Second World War, there was much distrust between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Throughout most of WWII, the U.S. and the Soviet Union had made an alliance. The foundation of this alliance relied on a common goal of each country: to defeat the Germans. (This was decided in1943 at the Tehran Conference that consisted of Great Britain, France, the U.S., and the Soviet Union).

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However, once the war was over and the German nation was contained, many new conflicts between the two main victors of the war had begun to start.The common bond that had once held the two countries together was gone, and they steadily began to grow apart due to differing political views.The differing political views and the fight for the best post WWII position, between the U.S.

and Soviet Union (who were the new world super powers), would later lead to what is known as the Cold War.This long lasting war will eventually lead to "indirect fighting" in Korea and Berlin, as well as many threats, distrust, and scary moments for every U.S. and Soviet citizen. One of the goals of post war United States was to create a new world order that would require the least possible U.S.

international intervention.However, with the new threats of a global communist revolution in Europe by the Soviet Union, that would be hard to accomplish.Under Joseph Stalin and the Red Army, the Soviets would set out to try and ensure diplomatic and political domination all throughout the Soviet Union and it's surrounding countries.Some of thefirst examples of this were shown in 1943-1945, when the Soviets made deals with Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Yugoslavia, that essentially made diplomatic agreements making the Soviet Union their new international leader.These few events marked the beginning of Soviet and communist expansionism throughout Europe.

At the end of the war, in 1945, the Allied leaders met at Yalta to discus…


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