Origins of The Cold War 1945-1960

What happened at Yalta February 1945?
the superpowers agreed to divide Germany into 4 zones.Berlin would be split into 4 sectors. Allow free elections in liberated countries of Europe including Poland.the United Nations would be set up.
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What happened at Potsdam July 1945?
De-nazify Germany, Re establish democracy in germany, Demilitarise Germany and make all decisions about Germany together
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What was the Truman Doctrine?
a policy of containment whhee the us would support countries needing protection if threatened by communism
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What was the Marshall Plan 1947?
announced by us secretary of state George Marshall called the Europe recovery plan.The plan boosted the Us economy, Truman believed communism thrived in poor areas.
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What was Comniform&Comecon?
Comniform created in 1947 byb stalin to spread communism and protect communist states from US aggression. response to Truman doctrine and Marshall plan.
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What were the results of the Berlin Blockade?
West looked like heroes, NATO formed, creation of an atomic bomb by Stalin in may 49. Stalin called off the blockade
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Why was the Berlin Blockade important in the development of the Cold War?
increased tension,led to Berlin airlift, led to official division of Germany
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What was NATO- why was it significant?
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defensive alliance main aim to prevent soviet expansion.it increased chances of an actual war led to formation of Warsaw Pact
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What was the Korean War?
1950-1953 Korea was split into two along the 38th parellel. north communist and south was anti communist. north invaded south. cold war spread to asia
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What was the Warsaw Pact?
in response to NATO formed in 1955 military alliance between USSR and satellite states.
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What was the Hungarian Uprising?
occurred in 1956- encouraged by Khrushchevs destalinisation and the fact he allowed reforms in PolandRakosi was forced to resign brutal leader nagy became prime minister when asked to leave Warsaw pact red army was sent in and Nagy was executed.
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Why was space race important in development of cold war?
us became determined to win space race.us suspicion of USSR led to u2 crisis became symbol of tension
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how did the death of Stalin impact the development of the cold war
it improved relations. Khruschevs policies were not seen as aggressive made him popular with the west.Peaceful co existence. Began policy of destalinisation
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