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FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference
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 of
over
11
millio
n
wer
e
well
plac
ed to
exert
SU
influ
ence
in E.…read more

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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
ene
mies
from
gove
rnme
nt).
By
end
of
1947
ever
y
state
in E.…read more

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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'
to
pled
ge to
defe
nd
one
anot
her if
threa
tene
d by
an
exter
nal
aggr
esso
r i.e.
NAT
O ­
threa
t to
US.…read more

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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.…read more

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

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

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

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FEB: Yalta Conference (GB, US, USSR) May: DE surrenders JulyAus: Potsdam Conference
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 of C.W. on shoulders of SU. US policy was a e
legitimate response to SU provocation.…read more

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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.
During 1980s both views were reworked into PostRevisionist
interpretations ­ an amalgamation of Orthodox and Revisionist
interpretations.
1946 March: Churchill's `Iron Curtain' speech Kennan's `Long telegram' Poland ­ SU begin to takeover.…read more

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