Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Origins of the Cold War

No description

Chloe Cesler

on 15 August 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Origins of the Cold War

Different Ideologies
Soviets and Americans had very different views on government
Soviets= Communist
US= Democratic
US Goals
Gain access to raw materials and markets
Rebuild European governments to ensure stability
Reunite Germany
Democratic governments
Containment Policy
Contain Communism or prevent the spread of Communism to other countries
The Potsdam Conference
Stalin agreed to allow free elections in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe occupied by the Soviets
The United Nations
Established in 1945 to create peace
Security Council: US, GB, France, Russia, China
Area of competition for the US and SU
Each wanted to spread their influence to other countries
Europe Divided
Western Europe= Democratic
Muhaha PSYCH!
Truman- US
Stalin- Soviet Union
Clement Attlee- Britain
Soviet Goals
Encourage Communism
Access to raw materials and industry
Balance US influence
Keep Germany divided and weak so it would not threaten the soviet union.
Origins of the Cold War
Soviet Union vs. The US

Eastern Europe=Communist
The Iron Curtain
Invisible line of division between the two sides
The Marshall Plan
US provided aid to all European nations that needed it.
Use resources/supplies to make the people favor the US over the Soviet Union
The Berlin Airlift- 1948
Germany divided into 4 zones
US, GB, France, Soviet Union
Stalin closed routes to west Berlin
Blockaded west Berlin
Food and resources dwindled
US and GB flew in food and supplies
2.3 million tons of supplies for 327 days
Bipolarity: Two nations have the most international influence
The United States and the Soviet Union emerged from WWII as two superpowers
10 European countries, the US, and Canada form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
US entered into a military alliance that pledged support to each other
Bye, Bye Isolationism :(
Currently 28 nations in NATO.
Problems with expansion?
Turkey and Greece
The free peoples of the world look to us for support in maintaining their freedoms.

If we falter in our leadership, we may endanger the peace of the world -- and we shall surely endanger the welfare of our own nation.

Great responsibilities have been placed upon us by the swift movement of events.

The Truman Doctrine
Unipolarity= 1980's/90's
Multipolarity= Pre-WWII and modern world.
Distributions of Power
Warsaw Pact
Bell Ringer
What can happen when a culture is misunderstood? Give an example? How is the US misunderstood? How do we misunderstand other cultures?
Learning Target:
I can define bi-polarity and identify early events of the Cold War.
Full transcript