In what nations did Stalin support communist rebels in 1947?

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I do not know if these are the only two countries, but the best known places where Stalin supported communist rebels were Greece and Turkey.

Of these two countries, Turkey was important to the United States because it controlled the Soviet Union's access to the Mediterranean Sea (because Soviet ships had to come out the Bosporus from the Black Sea).  Greece became a US problem when Britain announced it could not pay for the defense of Greece anymore.

It was these two communist insurgencies that led Truman to announce his Truman Doctrine and to send aid to Turkey and Greece.

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