Joseph Stalin Quote
This war is not as in the past; whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system. Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. It cannot be otherwise. If now there is not a communist government in Paris, this is only because Russia has no an army which can reach Paris in 1945.
Said in April, 1945, as quoted in Conversations with Stalin (1963) by Milovan Djilas - Contemporary witnesses