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USSR's Role in Causing The Cold War

Summary: The main cause of the post-World War II Cold War was the aggressive and expansionist foreign policies of Josef Stalin and the Soviet Union. The USSR attempted to strengthen its influence and control over eastern Europe, which increased tensions between the East and West bloc.
USSR indeed has to take some responsibility in causing the cold war. However, there are many other contributing factors to the cause of cold war.

It is true that USSR's foreign policies had led to hostility between the east and the west blocs. After World War II, USSR's aim was to take advantage of the military situation to strengthen their influence and Stalin tried to occupy as much Germany territory as he could and as much land as he could from other countries such as Finland, Poland and Romania. Despite being highly successful in his attempt, the west was alarmed and took this to be Soviet aggression and believed that USSR was committed to spreading communism over as much of the globe as possible. As a result, Stalin's effort in strengthening USSR's influence led contributed to the tension between them and the west.

In the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, the...

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