Cold War

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  • The Cold War
    • Who was to blame for the Cold War?
      • America?
        • Roosevelt died and was the only president of the United States to be able to handle Stalin.
          • Truman felt like he had been "struck by lightning" leaving him unable to succeed in the Cold War crisis.
            • The Truman Doctrine was retaliation against Soviet Expansion-ism that said communism is terrible in comparison to capitalism.
        • America, France and Britain for a Trizonia and also introduce the Deutschmark which Stalin is refused access to.
          • Britiain?
            • Churchill and the Iron Curtain Speech set of and isolated barrier between the East and the West.
              • Attlee was too preoccupied with helping Britain and forming a Welfare State through domestic policy.
        • The Marshall was America's version of comecon. They had far more aid to give to capitalist countries.
          • The Truman Doctrine was retaliation against Soviet Expansion-ism that said communism is terrible in comparison to capitalism.
      • USSR?
        • Stalin became aggressive after Churchill's Iron Curtain speech. Stalin invaded many countries in East Eu.
          • The Berlin Blockade in 1948 furthered America, Britain and France's frustration at Stalin's rash actions.
            • Stalin rigged elections in Eastern Europe so that communist leaders would win.
            • American and Britain fly over 5,000 tonnes of food every 20 minutes.
        • The USSR created cominform and comecon which was an alliance between communist countries stating they would share information and Stalin would give money to those who needed it.
          • This created a buffer zone between east and west.
            • It was agreed that Stalin would have a sphere of influence over them but Truman intervened.
      • Britiain?
        • Churchill and the Iron Curtain Speech set of and isolated barrier between the East and the West.
          • Attlee was too preoccupied with helping Britain and forming a Welfare State through domestic policy.
    • Potsdam Conference:
      • Stalin
      • Atlee
      • Truman

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