CAUSES OF THE COLD WAR

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IDEOLOGICAL CONFRONTATION

- Capitalism Vs. Communism

- Communist belief in a world-wide revolution

- Marshall Plan = extending Capitalism in Europe

- Domino theory

- Iron Fist

- Iron Curtain speech

- Kennan's Long Telegram -> Containment

- The Korean War = communism V. capitalism

TRADITIONAL GREAT POWER RIVALRY

- Capitalism relies on trade

- Traditional Russian expansionism

- Both wanted to be the dominant world power

- Stalin was acting like a Red Tsar

- Sphere of influence

US INTERVENTIONISM

- Marshall Plan - Molotov called it "Dollar Imperialism"

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