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The Cold War 2

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Alicia Rogerson

on 25 April 2010

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The Cold War 1945: February 4-11
Yalta Conference- Cold War Begins!!! 1945:August 6 United States first used atomic bomb in war 1945: August 8 Russia enters war against Japan 1945: August 14 Japanese surrender, End of World War II 1946: March Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech 1947: March Harry Truman declares active rold in Greek Civil War 1947: June Marshall Plan is announced C ommunist takeover in Czechoslovakia 1948: February 1948: June 24 Berlin Blockade begins The Berlin Blockade was from, 24 June 1948 to 12 May 1949, it was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War, and the first crisis that resulted in so many casualties. During the World War Two, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies’ railway and road access to the sectors of Berlin under their control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving the Soviets practical control over the whole city. 1949: July NATO ratified 1949: May 12 Berlin Blockade ends 1949: September Mao Zedong, a communist, takes control of China 1949: September Soviets explode first atomic bomb In 1945, Japan felt forced to surrender. The USA had just dropped two Atomic Bombs on Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 6th and 9th of August 1945. The USA used two atomic bombs on Japan, which they thought would force them to instantly surrender at their feet. This was not the case. After the first bomb was dropped on the 6th of August 1945, Japan refused to surrender, still fighting. Then, three days later, the USA dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, a Japanese city. At first Japan still would not surrender. Which confused America slightly, even with all the damage they had caused on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Nine months after Winston Churchill failed to be re-elected as the Prime Minister of Britain, he travelled with President of America, Harry Truman, to make a speech. On 5th March 1946, Winston Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech to a crowd of 40,000 at Westminster College in Fulton.
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