Yes it did. It drew an isolationist United States into European Affairs and found itself as the Dominant player on the Continent. Russia after suffering so much during the Great Patriotic War was determined to create a "Buffer zone" with which to deter any further invasions from the West. The Western Allies weren't best pleased that countries like poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary were falling into the Russian Sphere of influence and made alliances to ensure that any further thoughts that Russia might have had about expansion were curtailed!! Its shameful that the two countries that caused Britain to take a stand against Germany should remain under occupation from a foreign power for a further 40 years, i.e. Poland and Czechoslovakia.