[lit-ideas] Re: Aren't you delighted you no longer have a Hitler problem?

> You still haven't addressed the question of paranoid wartime
> Stalin, who would never travel outside areas of Soviet
> control, meeting the Allied leaders in Iran.

you wrote

>During the war, Stalin
> would NEVER venture outside areas of Soviet Control.

I replied (in part)

>and Persia had been occupied by Britain and the US, acting as
>Allied Powers, as a preventative measure against Reza Shah's
>possible (probable?) support of the Axis, therefore, we can see
>Persia and in particular northern Persia as within the USSR's
>sphere of influence and under its control.



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From: "Eric Yost" <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Aren't you delighted you no longer have
a Hitler problem?


> >>could it be that the reason few realise this is that it
> isn't true?
>
> You still haven't addressed the question of paranoid wartime
> Stalin, who would never travel outside areas of Soviet
> control, meeting the Allied leaders in Iran.
>
> He didn't do that because Iran was a free and autonomous
> area, but because he felt safe there.
>
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