How did Stalin justify his actions in Eastern Europe to the Western allies?

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The previous thoughts were quite accurate in that Stalin never really had to justify his thoughts to anyone.  There were objections to what he was doing, but in the end, Stalin's desire to create a series of buffer states that would be able to prevent another Western attack of Russia became the guiding premise behind his actions.  This desire to consolidate control and bolster his own standing amongst the nations of Europe became the primary focus of the Soviet leader.  His Western Allies began to understand quite soon after...

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