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Stalin's goals in eastern Europe were territorial control and a reconstruction of the nation. He wanted to keep the majority of the power and did so try by utilizing fear as his major device on the people.

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Basically, Stalin wanted the U.S.S.R. to dominate Europe and Communism to spread across all of Europe. However the Capitalist governments, like the USA and UK feared Communism and wanted to prevent its spread. Thus the start of the Cold War.

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Q: What were Stalin's plans for Eastern Europe in the post war period?
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