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1941 ­ The Grand Alliance

1946 ­ The Long Telegram
> US ambassador Kennan to Truman.
> USSR viewed capitalism as a threat.
> USSR building up their military power.
> Peace between USSR and US was impossible.

1946 ­ The Novikov Telegram
> From USSR ambassador Novikov to Stalin.…

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Truman's concerns:
- Europe devastated after the war.
- Many left with no jobs, no money, feeling helpless.
- Communism was attractive to those who had nothing ­ made sure everyone had enough.
- Some countries had been liberated from Nazi rule by the government.
- Some countries (Poland, Romania)…

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