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.
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