The cold war

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1. Churchill first used the term ‘Iron Curtain.’ What did he mean?

  • to describe the ominous postwar boundary in Europe between self-governing nations of the West and those in Eastern Europe which had recently come under the powerful grip of Soviet Russia.
  • There were curtains made out of iron in Russia
  • He was drunk so he did not know what he was saying
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2. How did Russia react to Marshall aid?

  • The Soviet Union rejects participation in the Marshall Plan, with Stalin's Foreign Minister, V.M. Molotov, calling it an "imperialist" plot to enslave Eastern Europe.
  • They loved it
  • They declared war on the USA

3. What was the purpose of the Truman doctrine?

  • To help Truman recover from his illness
  • The purpose of the Truman doctrine was to establish that the United States would support a democratic nation under threat from an internal or external authoritarian force. This support could include economic, political or military assistance.
  • To destroy Russia

4. What was Cominform?

  • Having established Communist governments in Eastern Europe Stalin wanted to tighten his control. Cominform 1947. This co-ordinated governments in Eastern Europe. He gave out instructions to Communist governments as to what they must do.
  • nothing
  • Something

5. Why was it known as the 'Cold War'?

  • As they never stopped fighting for one second during the war
  • As it was very cold as they faught
  • Because the two countries never fought each other directly, it was called a “cold” war meaning there was no physical fighting
  • It's ironic as it was very hot


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