Why did the USA-USSR alliance begin to break down in 1945?

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The alliance between the USA and the USSR began to break down in 1945 due to distrust.

Reasons for Distrust

1) Different Political Systems

Communism:

Soviet Union has been communist since 1917. Communists base their beliefs on the writing of Karl Marx. He believed that:

-The government should control all aspects of citizens' lives

-Individual rights less important than what was good for the country as a whole.

-Industry and agriculture should be owned by the state and profits made should be used for the common good.

So in the Soviet Union:

-There were no wealthy businessmen using their capital to take risks and make personal fortunes.

-No private profit.

-No political freedom. There was only one party, a communist one.

-No freedom of speech.

-Government controlled newpapers, tv and other media.

Capitalism:

The USA was a capitalist country, so:

-Industry and agriculture…

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