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DEVELEVOPMENT OF THE COLD WAR

The development of the Cold War between the years 1949 to 1955

THE FORMATION OF NATO

NATO was formed after the Berlin Blockade when the Americans and the West decided they needed
a defence strategy against any opposition.

NATO was signed and finalised in April…

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THE KOREAN WAR




Peace talks began in 1951, and little fighting happened up until 1953 where it was agreed that the
frontier would remain the 38th parallel.

Effects of the Korean War:

4 million civilians and soldiers killed
5 million civilians were homeless
The USA lost approximately 50,000
The UN…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE KOREAN WAR

Cold War was extended to the Far East
Showed that Truman was prepared to stick to the Truman Doctrine
Showed that the superpowers did not want to make the cold war a `hot' war
It marked the emergence of China, as a world power…

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