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The Iron Curtain speech 1946
Churchill made a speech in America that due to the soviet expantionist actions Europe had become divided along ideological lines. In the US public support for the soviets fell from 55% to 35% and helped pass the containment policy of 1947
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The Long Telegram 1946
Written by diplomat George Kennan. He highlighted that the soviets had a fear of the west and saw them as a threat to their way of life. It highlighted the American show of strength. This fundamentally altered US foreign policy
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A-bomb
The USA did not tell the USSR about the bomb until Potsdam in July 1945. in order to put themselves in a position of power to gain their imperial aims.
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Atomic Monopoly
In 1945 the USA offered the USSR information on the a-bomb in exchange for the re-organisation of Romania & Bulgaria. This shows how they use their atomic monopoly to influence diplomatic issues. The USSR refused to make changes to their government
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Dollar Diplomacy
Jan 1945- the soviets requested a $6 billion loan, the USA agreed to give it if the soviets open the eastern european markets to US manufactured goods. They refused because of fear.
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May 1945
The USA terminated lend-lease without giving notice to the USSR. The USSR had hoped this would form the basis of their economic recovery and were disappointed their "ally" did not appear to want to help them
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Written by diplomat George Kennan. He highlighted that the soviets had a fear of the west and saw them as a threat to their way of life. It highlighted the American show of strength. This fundamentally altered US foreign policy

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The Long Telegram 1946

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The USA did not tell the USSR about the bomb until Potsdam in July 1945. in order to put themselves in a position of power to gain their imperial aims.

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In 1945 the USA offered the USSR information on the a-bomb in exchange for the re-organisation of Romania & Bulgaria. This shows how they use their atomic monopoly to influence diplomatic issues. The USSR refused to make changes to their government

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Jan 1945- the soviets requested a $6 billion loan, the USA agreed to give it if the soviets open the eastern european markets to US manufactured goods. They refused because of fear.

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