Origins of the Cold War 3

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Before we can examine and understand the decisions made at these three conferences and their affects thereafter, we must first understand the situation in Europe as the 2nd World War was drawing to a close and the intentions and foreign policies of both the Allies and particularly the USSR. When fighting in Europe ended in May 1945, the USSR occupied most of Eastern Europe, including: the Baltic States, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the eastern portion of …

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…the Yalta & Potsdam conferences. America’s deceitfulness in not revealing their atomic technology to the world also eventually caused the Cold War. Even though Russia knew of the atomic bomb it continually resented the US for keeping it a secret. Freedom of information would’ve solved this problem. This Alliance was doomed from the start as the fundamental reason for its collapse was that you simply cannot have Allies whom have completely different ideological ideals.