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Cold War Radar

Potsdam Tensions

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American President, had been somewhat friendly with Stalin and the Soviet Union during the Second World War, even giving in to some of his demands.  After his death, his vice-President, Harry S. Truman became President of the United States and met with the Big 3 at Potsdam

Truman was hostile and openly against communism, which led to tensions between himself and Stalin.  Truman would later go on to say in his Truman Policy that if countries did not stand with the United States they were with the Soviet Union, and thus their enemy.