The Cold War Soviet Control of Eastern Russia вЂў Alliance between US, Great Britain and the Soviet Union unraveled вЂў Soviets occupied most of Eastern Europe вЂў Rise in Communism вЂў Hungary, Poland- Satellite Nations вЂў Stalin ordered purges and relocated whole factories The Iron Curtain вЂў Soviet Union crushed all opposition in the nations of Eastern Europe after 1945 вЂў A new threat вЂў TrumanвЂ™s вЂњget toughвЂќ policy The Strength of Communism вЂў Soviet troops were the most powerful in Europe вЂў Soviets created a buffer zone on its western border CommunismвЂ™s Promises вЂў Promised to abolish poverty, privilege, and private property вЂў Guaranteed productive work, shelter, education, health care, and a classless society вЂў Forces of progression and oppression вЂў Guerilla forces started up in poverty stricken countries WhatвЂ™s Their Sign? Containment вЂў TrumanвЂ™s policy of containment вЂў Cold War began, state of war that did not involve actual bloodshed The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan вЂў Truman Doctrine вЂ“ The United States provide military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey вЂў Marshall Plan вЂ“ Recovery plan for European nations вЂ“ American aid in the form of money, supplies and machinery would help end hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. The Berlin Airlift вЂў Germany was divided between the US, GB, and the Soviet Union вЂў The Soviet Union closed of West Germany to Berlin вЂў Massive airlift of supplies; carried food, medicine, clothing, raw materials and coal North Atlantic Treaty Organization вЂў Formation of Alliances, April 1949 (US, GB, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, and Portugal; Greece, Turkey, and West Germany joined later.) вЂў Collective Security вЂ“ Attack on one is considered an attack on all The East Side вЂў Soviets explode their first atomic bomb in September of 1949 вЂў A new arms race was on!!! вЂў The US and Soviet Union along with Great Britain, France, and China soon all had nuclear capability.