Stalin's Salami Tactics
It was were Stalin over threw other governments, in other countries, by going one country at a time. He did this by holding several rigged elections in the countries. He did it little by little so that it wasn’t noticeable by the people in the Europe and the countries wouldn't notice that Communism was spreading. Stalin used this way to convert Albania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany to Communism.
Berlin Blockade & Atomic Bomb
The blockade was the the soviets cutting off the railways and roads and other places so that the people in West Berlin could not receive supplies. This was Stalin’s idea he thought that it would lower the ability of France, Great Britain, and The United States to get to their sectors in Berlin. After Stalin was told about the U.S atomic bomb he made a decree to make it a top priority for the Soviet Union to make. Stalin and the Soviets making the Atomic Bomb was a big part of the Cold War.
Spies & Espionage
Stalin used spies to find out more about the atomic bomb from the Americans. He had spies find things to take back to Russia so that they could finish it first. Stalin told the citizens to spy on each other. Many people were sent to the Gulag System for labor camps and were killed because of the spying in Russia.