After World War II, Stalin said that the Soviet Union needed a “buffer zone” to protect it from attack. This idea resulted in the USSR expanding its control into Eastern Europe.
During the Cold War, how were the policy of containment and the domino theory related?
The US worried that if communism could not be contained, then countries would fall to it one by one, like dominoes.
Look at the map. Which country controlled the highlighted nations the Soviet Union. The Truman Doctrine and the containment policy were designed to stop communism.

During the post-war period, the USSR was able to control Poland and Hungary by

setting up puppet governments there.
After World War II, why did the USSR want to control countries in Eastern Europe? The USSR needed to protect its western border from future attacks.
How did Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech impact the Truman Doctrine?
Churchill’s famous speech convinced many Americans that the USSR was an enemy rather than an ally, which led to the creation of the Truman Doctrine.

President Truman’s policy of containment was intended to
stop the spread of Communism.
What was one common goal among Allied leaders at the Potsdam Conference in 1945?
NOT to ensure that the United States became a superpower
According to the __________ theory, if one nation adopted Communism, nearby nations would be likely to adopt it as well.

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