1.1 Early Tensions between East and West

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  • 1.1 Early Tensions between East and West
    • Ideological Differences
      • West (Capitalism) and East (Communism)
      • Soviet Union and USA are the new superpowers
      • Grand Alliance formed (USA, GB + USSR) to defeat Germany
        • Tension remained between countries
        • USA - Roosevelt
        • USSR - Stalin
        • Britain - Churchill
    • Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
      • Tehran,Nov 28 1941
        • Agreements
          • USA + Britain = Second Front
          • Stalin will declare war on Japan after war in Europe
          • Future of Germany; for Germany to remain weak
          • Foundations of UN
        • Tension between America and Britain, but overall positive
      • Yalta, Feb 1945
        • Agreements
          • Germany split into 4 zones and reparations of $20 billion
          • United Nations esatblished
          • Stalin vs Japan
          • Poland is Communist
        • Positive mood due to agreement on UN and free election
      • Potsdam, July-August 1945
        • New personnel
          • USA - Truman
          • GB - Attlee
        • Atomic Bomb made
          • Tense relations
        • Germany surrendered
          • Alliance broke away
        • Agreements
          • Berlin separated into 4 zones
          • Each zone took reparations
    • Wartime Alliance unravels, 1945-46
      • Atomic Bomb 1945
        • Increased Truman's confidence
        • West felt safe under American Protection
        • Buffer zone of Communist Countries
        • Increased Tensions
          • Arm's Race
      • Telegrams
        • George Kennan's Long Telegram
          • Policy of Containment
        • Novikov Attitudes
          • No co-operation with Soviets
      • "Iron Curtain" speech 1946
        • Soviet was a threat to freedom and world peace
          • Increased tensions
    • Satellite States

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A little mindmap for the early tensions in the Cold War using the information from the "Superpower relations and Cold War, 1941-91" textbook.

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