The Cold War
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This paper put forward the argument that the Cold War was the direct result of Soviet expansionist policies, coupled with Joseph Stalin?s paranoia, in the years following World War II. It looks at how the Soviet Union, in effect, annexed Eastern Europe, which became a conglomeration of Soviet vassal states with puppet governments controlled by Stalin through various purges.
From the Paper:"World War II also taught Stalin and the Soviet Union to mistrust the West. Although the last two years of the war saw a remarkable level of cooperation between the Soviet Union and the Allies, the two year delay by the United States and Great Britain in launching the second front was interpreted negatively by many Soviets. As the Soviet Union waged a bloody and devastating campaign against the Axis powers on its own territory, the West's reluctance to take some of the pressure off Russia by attacking Germany fostered deep seated Soviet suspicions that the West wanted to see Germany and Russia cripple each other."
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