Development of the Cold War

Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid, How the Cold War developed: NATO, Berlin...

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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).
US relationship
with Europe
after WWII:
Truman was
under pressure to
adopt a more
hardline
approach
towards
communism
following
Kennan's
Telegram and
Churchill's `Iron
Curtain' speech
and the threat of
communist
takeover in
Greece. No
suggestion that
the US envisaged
any longterm
military or political
entanglement in
Europe beyond
the time it took to
establish political
and economic
reconstruction
there.
Each side
regarded the
other as a threat
to national
security and
being
expansionist and
a global strategic
threat.
By September
1946 the
emergence of the
Cold War was
seemingly
irreversible.
Why did Truman
introduce his
Doctrine (the
first step
towards
containment)?
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1950 SU atomic bomb.
Korean War begins (June).

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Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).
relations but a
state of mind.'
The Marshall
Plan (second
step towards
containment):
five year plan
(European
Economic
Recovery Play
(ERP)), providing
about $13 billion
to 16 European
countries in
Europe: US
economic
strategy to
benefit the US
economy by
helping economic
reconstruction
and promoting
European unity.…read more

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Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).
Czechoslovaki
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in these states
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economies
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interference of
state) ­ and a
degree of
integration of
their
economies
with the West.…read more

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