Satellite Empire of the USSR (Salami Tactics (Countries under communist…
Satellite Empire of the USSR
Countries under communist control
Czechoslovakia resistance to communism
Stage 1: The Soviets would set up a government in the country, initially establishing a broad alliance.
Stage 2: Each of the anti-Communist/ anti-Soviet parties would be "sliced off", one after another, leaving only pro-Communists
Stage Three: Only the Communist core would remain, and then ultimately, if necessary, Moscow-trained Communists would replace local Communists.
State Police Spy Networks
American attitude influenced by Mr. X article
Soviet Military Power used on Satellites
Soviets breached Yalta and Potsdam because...
Stalin broke his promise of free elections in Eastern Europe , and instead installed governments that were dominated by the Soviets (Yalta)
The Potsdam Conference will filled with disagreements, especially between the USSR and the UK/USA. Although a "compromise" was reached, neither side was happy about the agreement.
Thus, the Soviets breached the agreements to expand their influence in the face of the American threats.