Cause: What led to event or situation? | Event, Situation, Plan, or Organization. Describe what it is | Effect: What happened as a result of the event or situation? | Soviet Union broke it’s promise at Yalta Conference to allow its owned European Countries to vote for their own government. Instead, they decided to expand communism, which made Americans nervous communism would reach U.S. | Marshall PlanProgram of financial aid and other initiatives, sponsored by the U.S., designed to boost the economies of Western European countries | Stopped west Germany from going communist, because after the war, they were devastated by the destruction and high reparations | Truman requested money from congress to support free peoples who were resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures | Truman DoctrineOffered support to all countries that declined communism, attempting to contain it, and ultimately end it. Also consisted of Marshall Aid | Truman helped put down soviet expansion by asking congress for $400,000,000 | Post WWII Soviet blockade of roads into Berlin while the Western Allies were keeping a presence there | Berlin AirliftAirlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin | US showed Soviets we could beat them at any price, and kept them in their place but it cost a fortune | In response to the increasing likelihood of a war between the west and Soviet Union | NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Orginization | Russia formed Warsaw Pact | In response to Western Germany Joining NATO | Warsaw PactOrganization of communists states in Central and Eastern Europe | Gave further justification to Moscow to dictate terms to its satellite states in Eastern Europe and essentially rule over everything east of Iron Curtain | Hungarians hated Russian communism | Hungarian RevolutionOriginally a student protest which turned into a revolution and resulted in the overthrow of the Communist party in Hungary | Communist Party in Hungary was overthrown | Formed with intent to protect citizens of the United states. Established to keep track of activities of people who were thought to present a threat to the nation | HUACHouse Un-American Activities Committee | Public humiliation of prominent liberals before a committee comprised largely of right-wing conservatives | Intense anti-communist suspicion |…
political and ideological barrier set up by Stalin’s rule of communist Russia. No trading or communication was allowed between Eastern Russian countries in the U.S.S.R. and the rest of Eastern Europe. Started after the end of WWII when Stalin had a different idea for a post war world. After 1953 the curtain slowly faded away and was completely lifted around 1989-90. Ran from East Germany to the Mediterranean.
2. NATO- A treaty between countries that wanted world peace. Stands for North Atlantic…
it this leads to conflict or in this cause war. This belief or, ideologies, was a driving force between the capitalism of The United States and the communism of the USSR (Soviet Union) as they were the only super powers in the world after WWII. This resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century that almost brought the world to a nuclear war: The Cold War.
The Cold war was a proxy war, which means that the United States and Soviet Union did not fight each other directly but…
The Cold War
The Cold War developed in 1945 between two controversial parties, The Soviet Union and
America. Both parties main goal was to dominate international affairs for many years to come. The
Cuban Missile Crisis and The Berlin Wall were two of the several events that occurred during this time.
The main issue concerned throughout the Cold War was the growth in weapons of mass destruction.
The Cold War was a war without warfare. A war that was…
America was worried that Russia could start bombing them if they wanted. The fear of Russia being the first ones in space was amplified by the Cold War, and many Americans thought that by dominating space, the Russians would be able to launch any kind of attack they felt like at any time on the U.S. from space without any opposition, because the U.S. had no satellites in space. It started the space race, which was a period of time during which the United States rushed to get satellites up into space…
Japan to drop out of WWII
• U.S. worried about soviet expansion into Western Europe
• A massive economic recovery program was launched
• Named after Secretary of State, George Marshall
• Gives aid to Western Europe
• June 1948
• Western Berlin is blockaded
• An airlift of food and supplies is given to the city by Truman so people don’t starve
• Blockade lifted in May 1949
• North Korea invades…
The Cold War is a major part of not only US and Russian history, but it had an effect on many parts of Europe and North America. The Cold War was a long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The west was led by the United States and Eastern Europe was led by the Soviet Union. These two countries became known as superpowers. Although the two superpowers never officially declared war on each other, they fought indirectly in proxy…
The Cold War
In 1945, the main reason for the start of the cold war was the alliance between America and USSR. It’s was called the Cold War because of how there was no active war between them, their fear of nuclear escalation kept them apart. USSR wanted to prevent Germany’s invasion by spreading communism through Eastern Europe. America didn’t agree so much with the idea of communism because they followed democracy. America had begun using their atomic weapons and the Soviets feared…
Dream of the Blue Turtles, includes “Russians” a song that covers most of The Cold War history and the tough talks between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Cold War was a stressful time for the two “superpowers”, the U.S and Soviet Unions, and all those families who where losing loved ones. This song describes how perhaps love is what can stop treacherous things from happening. The chances of a nuclear war happening was very high, the United States was not even aware of that until everything…
Yalta in February 1945, where Soviet leader Joseph Stalin pledged that Poland should have a representative government with free elections, as would Bulgaria and Romania. But, Stalin broke those promises.
-At Yalta, the Soviet Union had agreed to attack Japan three months after the fall of Germany, but by the time the Soviets entered the Pacific war, the U.S. was about to win anyway, and now, it seemed that the U.S.S.R. had entered for the sake of taking spoils.
The Soviet Union was also granted control…