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Origins of the Cold War 194555,
Why did USA and USSR become rivals in the years 194549?

Ideological Differences and effects

Causes Main Events (Differences) Results
Roosevelt died in America was the richest (bigger difference Led to bad relations.
1945 he…

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the European war, so and that Poland extends Germany (and Berlin because it was deep in
the Allied leaders their border into Germany Soviet Zone) would be split into four zones
met at Yalta in so that they didn't lose (American,…

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casualties (estimated another 220,000 9th August 1945, Also the USSR were suspicious of
casualties) in another year of war. Nagasaki bomb Truman because he didn't tell the
The alternative came from the men dropped and USSR about the bomb.
working on…

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Churchill sent in British troops so free elections were restored, and in country who
1945 the monarchists were in power (who the British supported) was threatened
In 1946 the USSR protested saying that British troops were a threat to by communist…

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Germany, and a This plan was clever because Although there were still shortages, Berlin
new currency. if the Allies used tanks to ram survived. And by May 1949, it was clear
the road blocks then Stalin that the blockade was not…

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troops, and call them to October 1950: the UN pushes the
withdraw their troops. communists up close to the river Yalu.
Jan 1951: communists then advanced
back over the 38th Parallel.
July 1953: but the UN advanced back to
the 38th…

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And Hungarians lived in fear of the secret couldn't accept the Hungarians fled to Austria to
police and the thousands of Soviet troops leaving of the escape communist forces.
and officials in their country, worst of all Warsaw Pact. So in…

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1950: US Strategic Air Command Gary Powers shot Powers was sentenced to 10
began spy flights over the USSR was shot down in years in Soviet prison but was
without permission from Truman. May 1960, after exchanged for Abel, a Soviet…

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The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 the effect of Castro's seizure of power in Cuba, Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs
Khrushchev and the missile crisis of 1962, Kennedy's response, the danger to the world, the results of the crisis the
effect…

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Alexander Dubcek Since Czechoslovakia had the strongest compared to Hungary. Also
became leader in 1967 industry and was centrally placed, it was an Dubcek not executed, unlike
who proposed important member of the Warsaw Pact. Nagy.
"socialism with a Brezhnev (who…

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