Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1923 to 1953, which features World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War. After World War II, the leaders of the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union met to discuss what to make of Germany. The allies settled and choose to divide Germany into four different areas, for the United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and France. The United States, France, and the United Kingdom decided to form West Germany under there ideologies of democracy and capitalism while the Soviet Union formed East Germany under the Soviet's ideology of communism. But what was to make of Berlin, located in East Germany. The Western countries wanted it to divide it equally again. In O.T.L. this was agreed upon, however; in this timeline it was not.
Now back to our history, Stalin was stubborn. By what the Western countries described him, he seemed hard to talk to and very overpowering for communism. Toward the end of Stalin's life, he revealed his biggest mistake was dividing Berlin. So what if he said "NO"?
By: Young Zepol
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