Joseph Stalin's Foreign Policy: Was It an Unmitigated Failure?

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'Joseph Stalin's foreign policy during and after the Second World War was an unmitigated failure.' Do you agree with this statement? Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the USSR, who had signed two agreements during and after the Second World War. The two agreements were signed under Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference in February 1945 and 17 July - 2 August 1945 respectively. These two agreements were both influenced USSR future. In the following essay, it proves whether Joseph Stalin's foreign policy during and after the Second World War was an unmitigated failure. First of all, the definition of 'foreign policy' is the interaction between countries that they are going to achieve something and both have benefit with it. On the other hand, according to the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary, the terms, 'unmitigated' and 'failure' mean '"complete", usually when describing something bad' and 'not successful, lack of success in doing or achieving something' respectively. In my opinion, I would define 'unmitigated failure' as no achievement and totally fail to obtain the goal, as well as making a bad situation to itself. At the end of the Second World War (February 1945), there was a Yalta Conference held in the Crimea. The purpose of this Conference was discussing Germany's post-war reorganization. The Big Three were attended, including Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. The agreement was signed to divide Germany into zone, under control by United State, USSR and British, and later France, as well as her capital, Berlin. Notwithstanding, Berlin was inside the control region of USSR; this situation implicated the potential crisis later. As Berlin located inside Eastern Germany, where under USSR’s control, it allowed the US, Britain and Frances to enter the USSR’s control area. It implies that, although the USSR had spread its power to the Eastern Germany, it did not mean that USSR would have a total...
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