The cold war

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1. 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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2. What was agreed at Potsdam in July 1945(Germany had been defeated)

  • nothing was agreed
  • Germany would have to be blown off the face of the earth
  • Arguments about the boundaries between the zones, amount of reparations Russia wanted to take, Truman was angry as Stalin had arrested the non-communist leaders of Poland, Stalin was furious that Truman dropped the A-bomb and not told him about it/
  • mass holocaust of all Germans

3. What was the purpose of the Truman doctrine?

  • 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
  • To help Truman recover from his illness

4. What was agreed at Yalta in February 1945?(Germany was not yet defeated)

  • That the allies would surrender the war
  • In Yalta managed to agree to split Germany into four zones of occupation, to allow free elections in Eastern European countries. Russia was invited to join the United Nations, Russia promised to join the war against Japan when Germany was defeated.
  • Germany was to be destroyed after they were defeated

5. What was happening in Greece and Turkey?

  • They both got simultaneously invaded by Germany
  • They were under threat as they were what stood between the rest of Europe and communism, so they were the USSR's next targets
  • They went to war with each other


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