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The Cold War Origins 8.1.1
Transcript of The Cold War Origins 8.1.1
8.1.1 The Origins & Beginnings of the Cold War
us v. them
east v. west
capitalism v. communism
good v. evil
God v. Godless
Yalta & Potsdam
Soviets are mad
Didn't tell em'
U.S. pissed at them:
The Iron Curtain Speech
Wake up America...the war is over but we've got a new danger.....commies
Needs a new strategy
Policy of Containment
Anywhere Communism goes America will go and contain its s pread
2nd & 3rd Meetings of Allied Leaders
To discuss Europe's Post War re-organization
U.S. give $400 million to Greece & Turkey
It worked because Greece & Turkey don't go Commie.....but it cost $400 million.....what's next??
Good or Bad???
Post War Europe needs our help rebuilding
U.S. gives $12.5 Billion to Europe
Good or Bad???
The Marshall Plan works and Western Europe doesn't go Commie....but the cost is up
Agreed to divide Germany up into quarters
We dropped everything you could think of
USSR had to call off the blockade of Berlin
We spent lots of $$$ but no WWIII & we won the confrontation
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
U.S. Canada & Ten Western European Countries joined an alliance
All capitalist & democratic countries
USSR not happy
USSR & Eastern European Communist countries join an alliance