How is WWII a turning point?

  • Potsdam Conference

    US/GB/France insisted that Soviets allow free, open elections in Poland and Eastern European nations after the war
    Stalin (Soviet Dictator) refused
    Truman did not tell Stalin about atomic bomb
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  • Kennan Policy of Containment

    theory of containment: stop spread of communism, keep it contained
  • Soviet Explodes Bomb

    When the soviet showed that there could be use of atomic weapons, it made Americans panic and feel like the war was inevitable.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Suspected spies for the soviet union were executed. This turned paranoia and accusations into killing fellow Americans