The driving factors of a totaliltarian regime are motivated by misery and want.
Following the end of WWII, the US and the Soviet Union in Russia entered a power struggle to control and rebuild Germany. Although the two nations were allies in WWII (Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin had made up an allied force) their ideologies clashed when the force of Hitler no longer needed to be defeated.
Neither the Soviet Union nor the US wanted to start a WWIII, so the nations fought in a way where it would be hard for the opposing nation to retaliate. The war itself was a geopolitical, ideological and economical struggle between the two world superpowers.
It started in 1947 at the end of the Second World War and lasted until the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991.
These pieces are focused on delivering information about a the specific time period of 1954-1956.