Explain why stalin creted a buffer zone in easter europe after ww 2? plz help?

Explain why stalin creted a buffer zone in easter europe after ww 2? And how the USA reacted to the creation of this buffer zone. Thanks you so much for you time :) !!!! :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    The satellite nations were the countries of Eastern Europe that were liberated by the Soviets from the Nazis and then had communist governments imposed on them; Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

    There are three main reasons for their establishment.

    1) Russia has historically had no secure border. There are no great rivers, no mountains, no deserts no seas that separate her from her potentially war-like neighbours. This fear of invasion, and the idea of buying time through land (Russia, when invaded has often allowed the enemy to invade, then, when their supply lines are overstretched, they counter-attack) is one of the reasons that Russia became so big. As former order towns become consolidated into the Russian political landscape, so does the need to push the border further away from the heartland. After the devastation faced in the Soviet Union in WWII the Soviets wanted to push the border as far away from Kiev, from Moscow & Minsk as they could.

    2) They wanted to set up satellite countries because they could. The Red Army had conquered the territory at great expense and the Soviet leadership was unwilling to simply withdraw - allowing Western style governments to push right up to her borders.

    3) The Yalta Agreement between FDR, Churchill & Stalin had laid out the spheres of influence that each of the Allied countries would have, and the satellite countries all fell under the Soviet sphere.

    Some further reasons:

    The Soviets had a different view of democracy to the one in the West. The Soviets argued that as the Communist party represented the people and was of the people, it was an inherently democratic form of government.

    There was also Marxist ideology behind it. Marx claimed that the Communist Revolution was inevitable - especially in highly industrialised and advanced Germany. The Soviets saw it as their mission to export the revolution to other countries - especially Germany.

    The Soviets saw what the Western Allies were doing in Western Europe as no different to what they were doing - establishing governments based on models of the victors' own governments.

    And one final reason was to prevent a unified Germany from being a threat to the Soviet Union ever again.

    See:

    The Captive Nations - Patrick Brogan (it's a simplistic overview of the histories of the countries under Communist domination in Europe after the war)

  • 3 years ago

    Japan became into fairly tough on US squaddies back interior the day, that is for specific. i'm reminded of information approximately how individuals taken care of German POWs. Our persons have been so worried at how the Nazi's could mistreat American POWs, that we necessary to never provide them an excuse. So our troops have been ordered to persist with the Geneva convention to the letter. a number of those issues pronounced the prisoners had to be housed besides as guards, so while POWs have been in tents and guards have been in cabins, US guards have been ordered into tents until the POW cabins have been complete. That POWs would desire to be stored interior an identical climate they have been captured in. So if captured interior the desolate tract, they went off to penal complex camps interior the desolate tract.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    why is Easy paton in 1945 opened his Big arrogant mouth again and said

    we (Allies ) should Rearm the German POW'S and use the allied army's to take on these Commy Bas"""ds

    whilst we are herein Europe we are Going to have to fight them eventually

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