Essay on The Soviet Union Post Wwii Period

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 Based on Kennan’s observations, how did the Soviets expect other countries to act towards the Soviet Union post WWII period? What was the reason for this? Why did Joseph Stalin loose confidence in their alliance with the US.1

The Soviet’s from Kennan’s observations had anticipated other countries in the post WWII period to have hostility towards them. One of the key reasons for this belief, shared by the Soviets, was over their knowledge potential conflicts over ideological political views that separated them from other countries, primarily those in the West. The Soviet Union under communist rule came to the realization after WWII their will be a conflict between capitalist and communist countries. Kennan’s source to this development had been Joseph Stalin changing attitude toward the West including a statement that Stalin had made stating, "In course of further development of international revolution there will emerge two centers of world significance: a socialist center, drawing to itself the countries which tend toward socialism, and a capitalist center, drawing to itself the countries that incline toward capitalism.” (Kennan, Sec. 1). Stalin would further conclude this statement also stating that, “Battle between these two centers for command of world economy will decide the fate of capitalism and of communism in entire world" (Kennan, Sec. 1). It can be noted that the Soviets and their feelings towards capitalism was a concerning one as they had viewed capitalism as…

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