causes of the cold war

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  • causes of the cold war
    • mounting tensions
      • stalin creates a buffer zone of communist countries (1945-1948)
        • this worries the usa they dont want the domino effect of communism
      • in 1945 the usa drops the atomic bomb
        • could have been used to send a warning to the USSR
    • the yalta conference  -churchil -roosevelt and stalin
    • potsdam conference - truman - atlee and stalin
    • the grand alliance braught together contries with different idologies
      • brittain and the usa are capitalist
      • USSr is communist
    • the berlin blockade (1948)
      • berlin airlift
      • stalin thaught germany was getting too strong so he bocked off food supplied to berlin

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