The Cold War - Main Features

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  • The Cold War
    • Main Features
      • Spying
        • To find military developments
        • Used Spy Planes
      • Propagana
        • Ensured that national public opinion supported government
        • USSR success in sport illustrated superiority
      • Arms Race
        • Sides wanted more weapons & technology than other
        • MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) acted as a deterrent against war but didn't stop further devolpment
      • Space Race
        • First it was to launch the first satellite
        • First man in space
        • First man on the moon
        • Effective propaganda for both sides
      • Loans and Aid
        • Competed to provide loans and aid to less developed and often newly independent states so that they could win their support
    • Why did the Cold War develop in the 1940's?
      • Longt Term Mistrust
        • Had existed before WW2, USA suspicious since communist revolution in 1917
        • Ideological extremes: Communism and Capitalsim
      • After WW2
        • Stalin's desire to increase Soviet influence in countires occupied by the USSR at the end of WW2
        • West afraid of spread communism
      • Peace Conferences
        • Hilighted differences that are boiling up
        • Communist allies in power
        • USSR continued to build up satellite states in Eastern Europe
      • Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan
        • Contained threat of communism in Western Europe
      • Berlin Blockade
        • Causes NATO formation
  • Why did the Cold War develop in the 1940's?
    • Longt Term Mistrust
      • Had existed before WW2, USA suspicious since communist revolution in 1917
      • Ideological extremes: Communism and Capitalsim
    • After WW2
      • Stalin's desire to increase Soviet influence in countires occupied by the USSR at the end of WW2
      • West afraid of spread communism
    • Peace Conferences
      • Hilighted differences that are boiling up
      • Communist allies in power
      • USSR continued to build up satellite states in Eastern Europe
    • Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan
      • Contained threat of communism in Western Europe
    • Berlin Blockade
      • Causes NATO formation

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