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both Truman and Stalin were at faultothis lead to an unstable Germany that allowed both sides’ aggressive policiesCounterclaim historiography: “Through his exaggeration of the Soviet threat, Truman made it very likely that the United States would continue to practice global intervention years after he left the White House.” -PattersonBody 4: Truman and Containment (development) Topic Sentences: While Truman’s policy of containment could be seen as acts againstthe USSR, Stalin’s aggressive actions provoked these results, showing that Stalin was more crucial in the development of the Cold War. Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine (1947) showed US desire to stop Communist Ideology → one could argue that this was merely a response to Stalin not pulling out from Poland Economic Reform Plan → Stalin created Cominform and Comecon Planned introduction of new money but Stalin did the Berlin Blockade, which forced further containment policies (is the airlift containment? i think it’s prevented the need for a reunited Germany by ensuring that US and UK’s territories are contained outside of communism)