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The Grand Alliance
The Grand Alliance was an alliance which joined together the USA(Roosevelt), USSR (Stalin) and UK (Churchill).
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Ideological differences
Politics - America was capitalist, Russia was communist. Lifestyle - America had freedom and a two-party democracy; Russia had secret police and a one-party state.
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Tehran agrrement
Sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
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Tehran Disagreements
Stalin wanted to punish Germany for starting the war.
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Yalta agreements
Stalin would help USA fight Japan when Germany was defeated.
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Yalta disagreements
They had different ideas of what democracy meant.
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agreement
Ban the nazi party. Reduce size of Germany + divide it into 4 zones; allocate each zone to either France, Britain, USA or USSR.
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Potsdam disagreements
Truman wanted free elections.
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A-bomb
The atomic bomb. Atomic bomb went of during a conference, set off by Trumen. He became much more controlling because of it.
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Ion curtain speech
A term invented by Winston Churchill to describe the political and physical barriers between the Soviet bloc and the ‘free’ countries of Europe.
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The Novikov Telegram
America desired to dominate the world. Following FDR's death, the American government was no longer interested in co-operation with the USSR. The American public were being prepared for war with the USSR.
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Long telegram
Stalin had given a speech calling for the destruction of Capitalism. There could be no peace with the USSR while it was opposed to Capitalism.The USSR was building up its military power.
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Containment
The policy of restricting communist expansion, a key element of the Truman Doctrine. - See more at: http://alphahistory.com/coldwar/cold-war-glossary/#sthash.jXoX4s30.dpuf
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Cominform
was the Communist Information Bureau that was established in 1947 by Stalin. It was a organisation set up to represent Communist Parties all across Europe and bring the under the direction of the USSR.
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Comecon
1949 by Stalin as a counter for Marshall Plan. Stalin knew that the Marshall Plan was very attractive to some Eastern European governments. he ordered his satellites states to boycott it and so he needed to set up a Communist alternative.
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NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. A result of the Berlin blockade. Twelve countries in the West making a promise to defend each other if a crisis arose.
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Politics - America was capitalist, Russia was communist. Lifestyle - America had freedom and a two-party democracy; Russia had secret police and a one-party state.

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Ideological differences

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Sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.

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Stalin wanted to punish Germany for starting the war.

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Stalin would help USA fight Japan when Germany was defeated.

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