Thaw is conceivable with Stalin dead and Eisenhower in the White House. Stalin?s chief of secret police is arrested and shot. Krushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov, for power and visits the West. Germans, Poles, and Hungarians riot and rise against Soviet rule. In 1956, a coup in Budapest is suppressed by Russian tanks. The United States, pledged to contain Communism rather than overthrow it, does nothing.
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