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Big Picture How legitimate were Russia's security concerns after World War II? Should the sacrifices the Soviets made during World War II have earned them extra consideration from the United States? Could the United States allow the Soviet Union to control Poland? Especially after fighting a war prompted by Germany's assault on several countries including Poland? While Roosevelt seemed willing to make some concessions on Poland, Truman took a hard line—which position was wiser? Did Roosevelt's pragmatism leave the door open to good relations? Or did it invite further Soviet aggression?