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United States Soviet
Union
Foreign US were looking to expand its economic control by Priority was to secure their position,
policy investing in Europe. A communist bloc in Europe would interests and territory. (SU already been
prevent…

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over.
SU
conv
ince
d US
had
no
rega
rd
for
legiti
mate
Sovi
et
secu
rity
inter
ests.
WWII
deva
state
d SU
­
econ
omic
depr
essi
on,
loss
of
lives
but
Red
Arm
y…

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference

govt
s.
set
up in
Pola
nd,
Hung
ary,
Bulg
aria
and
Alba
nia,
usua
lly
throu
gh
pres
sure/
purg
es
(wa
ve of
terro
r
Stali
n
and
supp
orter
s
used
to
remo
ve…

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference

govt
took
over
).
War
saw
Pact
1955
SU
and
most
com
muni
st
state
s of
E.
Euro
pe
sign
ed
`treat
y of
frien
dshi
p
coop
erati
on
and
mutu
al
assi
stan
ce'…

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference

US did not understand SU's security obsession but thought
there wanted to spread Communism and expand.






1946 March: Churchill's `Iron Curtain' speech Kennan's `Long telegram' Poland ­ SU begin to takeover.

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference







1946 March: Churchill's `Iron Curtain' speech Kennan's `Long telegram' Poland ­ SU begin to takeover.

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1946 March: Churchill's `Iron Curtain' speech Kennan's `Long telegram' Poland ­ SU begin to takeover.

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference







1946 March: Churchill's `Iron Curtain' speech Kennan's `Long telegram' Poland ­ SU begin to takeover.

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Historian' Orthodox historians: collapse of the Grand Alliance and Revision
s views subsequent development of Cold War was inevitable. John ism ­
Gaddis (The US and the Origins of the Cold War) placed blame alternativ
for development…

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1945 FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference

itself from
US.
Kolko
(The
Limits of
Power:
The
World
and US
foreign
policy)
placed
blame for
developm
ent of
C.W. at
feet of
US, as did
Stephen
Ambros
e's Rise
to
Globalis
m:
American
Foreign
Policy.…

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