Growing Tension

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The Long Telegram
Feb 1946, from George Kennan, advises that "The main element of US policy towards the USSR must be of firm containment."
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Containment
A US government policy that aimed to stop the spread of communism
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The Novikov Telegram
Sept 1946, From the Soviet ambassador, argued that the expansion of the US military network was a sign that the US government was planning 'global domination'.
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Imperialist
A person or a government that supports the policy of pursuing the creation and maintenance of an empire.
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The 'Iron Curtain' Speech
March 1946, by Churchill, highlighted the division of Europe, Stalin called him a warmonger
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Superpower relations at the end of 1946
Trust had broken down, no-longer a Grand Alliance, Senior diplomats were still meeting for regular bilateral negotiations. (Not yet in a cold war?)
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Bilateral
Agreed by two sides
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Mutual misconceptions
Different perspectives, the desire to protect their own interests was misinterpreted as agressive policy
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Stalinisation
The process of creating Communist rule across Eastern Europe in the late 40s.
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A US government policy that aimed to stop the spread of communism

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The Novikov Telegram

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Imperialist

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The 'Iron Curtain' Speech

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