The Cold War was the result of Stalin adopting a policy contrary to the Yalta Agreement.
Certainly to many supporters of the Orthodox view, this statement will appear rather obvious. In their view, the origins of the Cold War, however, do not essentially lie in the aftermath of Yalta, but in the inevitable clash of capitalism and communism. The fact that Stalin adopted a, in their opinion aggressive, policy was not so much
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enemy drew the Allies together and, as it can be seen, was the only mean of actually keeping intact this alliance. When, at Yalta, the outcome of the war had basically been decided and important post-war decisions could be made, the true intentions of both sides revealed. The rivalry between the superpowers was born long before, but the decisions at Yalta eventually created two blocs, East and West – the main opponents during the Cold War.