Russia's emergence of the superpower

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Global superpower
The alliance between Russia, America and Britain had never been an easy one; indeed, even before the fall of Britain, all sides were contemplating a continuation of WWII in which America and Britain would fight the USSR

  • By 1946, the Grand Alliance of WWII had broken down and, in Stalin's words, 'two camps' had emerged
  • Eastern Europe allied with the Soviet Union under the banner of sociaism, whilst Western Europe and the USA embraced capitalism and democracy

Spheres of influence
During WWII, the 'big three' …

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