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What did Joseph Stalin do in the Cold War?

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Stalin’s approach to the Cold War alternated between the ideological and the pragmatic, but veered mainly towards the latter. In ideological terms Stalin was committed to the Marxist-Leninist worldview that conflict between the capitalist and communist powers was inevitable and that the latter would ultimately triumph.

On the other hand, Stalin often displayed considerable pragmatism in how he conducted relations with the West during the early years of the Cold War. A notable example of this is his policy in relation to the Korean War. Initially, Stalin was lukewarm to the idea of North Korea...

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I believe one of the most significant thing that Stalin did (as said above) was the remove democratic ideas. To enforce this, he also created the Secret Police, if you said anything or have done anything against the Government, you would be kidnapped and eventually killed. That also includes people to run for the Government against Stalin, he will eventually take out all enemies that are running against him.

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