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THE COLD WAR…read more

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International Relations
After WW2, two super-powers emerged
Idealogical Difference Communist
Capitalist Democracy State controlled all industry,
Private industry encouraged factories etc
Freedoms i.e of speech, media Very limited freedoms i.e
censored press
Fear and distrust
Poor Relations +
increased tension…read more

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United by hate of Germany
USA + USSR were two
main super-powers
Yalta Conference, February
Attended by:
Churchill (Britain)
Roosevelt (USA)
Stalin (USSR)
Agreed to:
Split Germany into four zones,
one for each country + France
Split Berlin in the Soviet zone
in the same way
'Agreed' to free Govmnt in
Poland (this DIDN'T happen)…read more

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Stalin was only "original" member
from Yalta
Potsdam Conference, Truman and Stalin did NOT get on
July 1945 USA had A-bomb
Attended by:
Attlee (Britain)
Truman (USA)
Stalin (USSR)
Argued over:
Size of reparations Germany
should pay (kept strong as
buffer zone for western
Europe/ or weakened as
USSR wanted)
Polish still didn't have free
elections ­ Comm. Govt had
been set up ­ and Soviet
influence in Eastern Europe.…read more

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Berlin Blockade and Airlift (Western
The West wanted a prosperous
They wanted to introduce new currency
They wanted to unit their zones
This angered Stalin.
He started a blockade in June 1948 of
all roots through the Soviet Zone to
He wanted to force the West to give up
their hold on Berlin
Instead of giving up, the West began
an Airlift, flying in supplies ­ 8,000
tonnes a day by 1949. (In an attempt
to 'bribe' people into the Soviet side,
West Berliners were offered more
rations. Just 2% took up this offer.)
In the end Stalin was forced to give up,
and the blockade was called of May
1949. It was a triumph and good
propaganda for the West.
It made international relations much
worse.…read more

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Just after Berlin
Blockade called
O T R R Set up in 1949
R L E G Member countries included: USA,
T A A A UK, Italy, France, Canada
H N T N Members agreed to go to war if
T Y I fellow member was attacked
C A When Germany was
T allowed to join NATO in
I 1955, the Warsaw
N Pact was formed in the
Members included:
USSR, Czechoslovakia,
It was a defensive
alliance, led by USSR…read more

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