Postwar Ameri22 - PostwarAmerica U.S.dominatesglobalaffairs

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Postwar America U.S. dominates global affairs During the closing months of World War II, Soviet military forces occupied all of Central  and Eastern Europe. Moscow used its military power to support the efforts of the  Communist parties in Eastern Europe and crush the democratic parties. Communists  took over one nation after another.  The process concluded with a shocking coup d'etat  in Czechoslovakia in 1948. Public statements defined the beginning of the Cold War. In 1946 Stalin declared that  international peace was impossible "under the present capitalist development of the  world economy."  Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a dramatic  speech in Fulton, Missouri, with Truman sitting on the platform.  "From Stettin in the  Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic," Churchill said, "an iron curtain has descended across  the Continent." Britain and the United States, he declared, had to work together to 
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