This resulted in suspicion and tension between all countries. Also, many of the disagreements, at The Potsdam Conference, were between Stalin and the USA, for example – for compensation over Russia’s mass death during the war, Stalin wanted reparations; yet Truman didn’t want to repeat the Treaty of Versailles. Problems like this eventually caused a great division between both superpowers.
However, USA refused to share A-Bomb technology with the Russians after World War Two, but confided in Britain, this scared Stalin, who had lost 20 million Russians, and thought that America might start a war against Russia because of the advantage of having nuclear weapons. This indirectly caused a large problem as Stalin then had to retaliate and defend Russia against the threat of being bombed.
The Iron curtain speech, made by Churchill, officially declared the ending of war-time allies, with Truman by his side. The ‘iron curtain’ which spread across Eastern Germany implied that you can’t see what’s going on, on the other side. Churchill made it sound as if Stalin is hiding something to his audience, which cause mass suspicion among the recipients. This was the first publicized and verbal announcement that we were in a cold war.
The West wanted to renovate the German economy and incorporate the three western zones into one area. Soviet Union feared this collaboration because it gave the one combined zone more power than