President Truman's Life During The Cold War

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The Cold War began during Truman’s presidency, as he came to believe that he had strong ideas to contain the expansion tendencies of the Soviet Union and communism. President Truman was a firm and capable Cold War president. Truman stood up to Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin's clever foreign minister, over poland early on and decided that he finally had enough of all of Stalin’s “overreacting” in Europe. He also told the Soviets to get out of Iran, stopped stalin from blockading Berlin in 1949 with his airlift, and even threatened Stalin with nuclear obliteration if he did not stop his behavior which was getting out of hand. He trusted his instincts and took major risks that ended up helping prevent the Soviets from getting what they wanted which
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