“The Cold War was due to a misunderstanding about Poland between the US and the USSR. This was exacerbated by the roles of William Bullitt, Winston Churchill, and George Kennan in demonizing the USSR as an empire ready to run rampant across all of Europe. Truman accepted their assessment of the USSR and Stalin, rather than examine the fact that the USSR had lost 14 million soldiers, nearly as many millions of civilians and did not have enough food or fuel to bring two million men and tens of thousands of trucks and tanks back from Poland, Germany, and Hungary.”  Assess this quote and provide an analysis of evidence that clarifies the roles of Bullitt and Kennan in the origins of the Cold War. Be very specific in naming and dating events and policies.




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