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What is the major reason why the soviet union was able to dominate eastern Europe after ww2?

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December 18, 2014 5:09AM

Military might. With the power gap left by the defeated Germans, the USSR was able to usurp their position as controller of Eastern Europe by sheer right of conquest. At the Yalta conference and other meetings during WW2, the Allies had given Stalin assurances in terms of territorial influence as well.