Why did tensions between superpowers increase? (The Percentages Agreement,…
Why did tensions between superpowers increase?
The Percentages Agreement
It gave Stalin more power over Eastern Europe
This increased tensions between the superpowers because Stalin felt that the only way to secure the security and the safety of Russia was to control countries that Russia had twice invaded.
The Tehran Conference
It increased tensions between Stalin and the other superpowers
This increased tensions between the superpowers because Stalin was convinced that they were waiting until the Soviet Union was at its weakest damaged by German troops to attack.
Stalin's actions in Eastern Europe
Winston Churchill's suspicions increased heightening tensions.
This increased tensions between superpowers because Winston Churchill was suspicious of Stalin's motives in Eastern Europe. Stalin felt he had a right to control the countries close to Russia.
Stalin thought that Russia would be invaded when at its weakest,
This increased tensions between the superpowers because Stalin was furious that Britain and France had delayed opening a second front, the D-Day Landings until 1944.
The Nazi- Soviet Pact of 1939
They feared that Hitler would be encouraged to invade.
This increased tensions between the two superpowers because countries such as Britain, France and the US disliked Stalin even more when he signed an alliance with Hitler, known as the Nazi- Soviet Pact.
Their fear of communism was so great that they were convinced they would encourage Hitler to invade.
This increased tensions between the superpowers because countries such as countries such as Britain, France and the USA, who believed in capitalism, feared the spread of communism and intervened in the Russian Civil War.
The events of the Russian Revolution
The differences of rivalry go back to the Bolshevik. The Russians believed in revolution.
This increased tensions between superpowers because the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, seized control of the government and over the next few years established a communist government.