I don’t think Eastern Europe felt “saved” from 1945 to 1989; they were enslaved. Under Nazism most could leave if they wanted to, most could practice their religion, and own property.
Hitler was evil; Stalin was worse. Ask the Poles, Ukrainians, and others that lived under him; we can’t ask the millions who died under him. Stalin certainly didn’t help us in return for the weapons we sent him; he didn’t fight the Japanese until the final weeks of the war (while all those Americans died in the Pacific at their hands).
*Hitler was evil; Stalin was worse. Ask the Poles, Ukrainians, and others that lived under him; *
Yeah. They were the lucky ones.
Hitler planned to depopulate everything West of the Urals.
And by “depopulate”, I mean murder.
So please continue with your thoughts.
No he wasn’t. People could actually *live* under Stalin if they kept their head down.