A2 Cold War

Cold war events and exam tips

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  • Created on: 14-03-12 10:00

Causes of Cold War

  • Comecon
  • Cominform
  • Iron Curtain
  • Truman Doctrine
  • Marshall Plan
  • Military industrial complex
  • Berlin blockade
  • Potsdam
  • Yalta
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Berlin wall
  • Eastern expansion
  • Formation of east and west germany
  • NATO
  • korean war
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Arms Race

  • Development of military arsenal
  • Military industrial complex
  • MAD
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Other examples where nucler weapons played a role: Korea and Hungary.
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Peaceful Co-existence

  • Cost of arms race
  • Death of Stalin
  • Beria
  • Malenkov's New course - To relax tension with America and the west, knowing that capitilism will fall eventually.
  • Khrushchev's role
  • Eisenhower
  • Rollback of communism
  • Brinkmanship - looking over the edge of nuclear war
  • Massive retaliation - eisenhower communism agression (New look)
  • Kennedy: flexible response - wider range of strategies to tackle communism
  • Austrian state treaty - Khrushchev gave austria freedom.
  • Geneva summit - opened up communication between powers.
  • Geneva conference -
  • Warsaw Pact
  • Space race
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