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Cold War in a Nutshell

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Michele Goostree

on 4 January 2018

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Transcript of Cold War in a Nutshell

Cold War in a Nutshell
Union of Socialist Republics
What was the "Cold War"?
Rivalry between Communist USSR and allies and democratic, capitalist countries (USA and allies).
"Iron Curtain"
Division of European countries into Eastern communist v. Western capitalist
Capitalism v. Communism?
"Hot Wars" Within the "Cold War"
Your turn to teach us something!
Warsaw Pact
Combination of Communist Countries in Europe
Formed in 1949
Russia/Soviet Union Background (brief)
1917 - Bolshevik Revolution
eliminated Czar;
established Communist Party rule
Russia renamed
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Soviet Union for short
economic system
citizens own private property
citizens can profit from property or business
Factories, mines, land, resources owned by individuals
economic system
gov't owns property
only gov't profits from work of business
Gov't owns everything, employs everyone, distributes profit
15 "Republics" made up Soviet Union
Both sides contributed to wars to gain allies.
Main Danger From Conflicts During Cold War?
Arms race between USA and USSR
Countries to West: Capitalist, democratic, U.S. allies
Countries to East: Communist
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Formed in 1955
Article 5
(A Summary)
"An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."
Brezhnev Doctrine
(A Summary)
"An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."
Strategies to prevent spread of Communism
Keep communism contained!
Push each other to the brink of war.
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