Division of Germany & Eastern Europe - argue over influence, USSR will fight Japan after Germany surrender.
Truman, Stalin, Churchill/Atlee. Eastern Europe control to USSR (troops), how Germany is treated, reparations.
Missouri USA: Encourage Anti-Communism, "world policeman" role to US.
"Containment" - money, supplies, equipment to fight communism.
George Marshall (secretary of state) to Europe, USA owned $11.5 billion, Europe is a mess, so in December 1947 Truman asks congress for $13+ billion - congress decline.
Co-ordinate communist parties of Eastern Europe, (Stalin controlled).
France, GB & USA join together (goes against Yalta Conference).
Trizonia introduces Deutschmark - devalues Reichsmark
USSR shuts down borders to 2.5 million people.
USA fly 2.3 million tons of supplies in, plane every 3 minutes, for 11 months.
Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, USSR, East Germany = Trading group - Communist control over currency, raw materials, trade (USSR need excuse to get cheap supplies).
USA, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK: USA can put A-bombs next to USSR, use Europe troops, influence "too keep peace" = very threatening to USSR.
USA does not recognise it as offical Govt, so communicates with capitalist Taiwan.