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Before the end of the World War Two the relationship between the US Britain and USSR went on very well However the attitudes of USSR and US had a big U-turn from the Potsdam conference since US saw the communists as a big threat to them Eventually by early 1946 The Long Telegram laid the basis for the policy of containment against communism One specific reason why there was such a big change from the Potsdam conference is that the leaders of Britain and the US were different Harry Truman who had been working as the vice president before the death of Franklin Roosevelt was now the US president However Truman wasnt prepared for this position this gave Truman a sense of weakness which was increased by the growing pressure exerted within the USA by anti-communist groups The result of Truman trying to assert his authority was the adoption of a more openly hostile attitude towards the Soviet Union He was also very suspicious about Stalins aim and political ideas Firstly it was because they both had very different political systems The US was a very democratic and capitalist country but on the other side the USSR had the communist system The idea of communism meant economical corruption to Truman and American people George Kennan Deputy Chief of Mission in the US Embassy in Moscow sent the Long Telegram to Truman in February 1946 and it analyzed the Soviet foreign policy which emphasis on the role of communist ideology Kennan saw the leadership of the USSR as suspicious and aggressive threatening the USA When Truman read this hes attitude towards Soviet Union was then even stronger He wanted to safeguard USs interest so the basis of Containment was set up He also didnt want the mistake that Chamberlain did in the past decade to go over again hes policy was Iron Fist against appeasement to avoid another Hitler Secondly the East European
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