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Title: The%20Origins%20of%20the%20Cold%20War


1
  • The Origins of the Cold War

The roots of the Cold War are planted firmly in
the end of WWII.
2
End of WWII
Feb. 1945 Yalta Conference August 1945 Russia
entered war against Japan, atomic bombs used,
Japan surrendered After WWII, the U.S. and the
USSR entered into a competition for international
power known as the Cold War. The Soviets rebuilt
and influenced E. Europe the U.S. rebuilt and
influenced the West and attempted to contain
communism.
3
The Iron Curtain
Winston Churchill gave the Iron Curtain speech in
1946 Europe was divided into two Spheres of
Influence
Map of the Iron Curtain
4
The Truman Doctrine, 1947
President Truman outlined the Truman Doctrine to
a joint session of Congress in March of 1947
focused on aid to Greece and Turkey. An example
of containment.
5
The Marshall Plan, 1947
Provided aid to W. Europe after WWII rebuilt it
and strengthened it against Soviet influence
A map showing how the plans 20B was distributed
by country
6
Berlin Blockade
June 1948 through May 1949 Berlin
Airlift Candy Bomber story
7
NATO Treaty, 1949. Warsaw Pact, 1955.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Three Musketeers mentality an attack on one is
    an attack on all

8
Rise of Communism
1949 Mao Zedong, a Communist, took control of
China 1949 Soviets exploded their first atomic
bomb
9
Wider Context Add these, either in timeline or
at bottom of page
May 1948 Foundation of Israel August 1947
Pakistan and India separated Between 1950 and
1960 23 African states achieved independence
from European colonizers
10
Central Historical Question
Who started the Cold War?
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