The Red Army continues its progressive task of destroying the German war machine.
I will have Europe under my control, piece by piece, one slice at a time..
The Soviet Union gained increasing political control over Eastern Europe through salami tactics. The USSR secured Communist control in three steps. The first step consisted of supervising organization of governments in Eastern Europe.
We must force this anti-fascist alliance in all positions of government!
All Fascists must be taken out of power immediately!
Oh dear, what will I do?
Step 2 consisted of slowing cutting off parties, one after the other.
All non-communists, please follow me this way.
After the communist core was 'left', they were replaced with trained communists from Moscow. They were called "Baggage Train Leaders"
Thank you for your work fellow comrade, but I've got it from here on out.