Test #3 - April 1, 2008 Yalta Agreement Manhattan Project...

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April 1, 2008 Yalta Agreement Manhattan Project Hiroshima Potsdam Declaration Containment George Kennan Truman Doctrine Iron Curtain Marshall Plan NATO Chaing Kai-Shek/Mao Tse-Tung Press Club Speech Korean War 1. WWII end vs WWI end 1. Problem: ally Soviet Union quickly enemy after the war 1. Potential soviet threat 2. Patton wanted to rearm the Germans and make and ally to fight against USSR 3. Churchill wouldn’t talk to Stalin when Big Three would talk about post WWII 4. Dividing the war into two speheres of influence 1. 1 st it was perceived later soviet union carved out spheres of influence 1. Poland, Hungary, Czech, Bulgaria, Romania 2. Western NATO = Germany, France, Britain, Spain, Austria 5. Political 1. Didn’t like their totalitarian government they didn’t like our capitalistic 2. Who would control Western Europe after the war? 1. Germans were warlike group USSR that suffered (USSR point of view) 1. Attacked in both wars 2. When would they attack again 3. Soviet army didn’t retreat after the war 1. Occupied Poland, Romania, Czech, etc 2. Declined to evacuate 2. US didn’t think they should move in and control them 1. We didn’t remove our armies from western Europe either 1. France, etc. 2. After war ended isolationism didn’t come back 1. Public said place for America on world stage 2. Britain receding and America ascending 1. Take over the role of policing the war 2. Soviets consolidated their power quickly even before war was over 1. Yalta Agreement- 1. Stalin was desperate and agreed in principle that after war ended that they would evacuate their military from where they occupied 1. He really had no intention of doing this b/c wanted to maintain buffer zone 2. US approached as Wilsonian idealists 1. Opportunity to remake the world in America’s image 2. Free economy, social, religious 2. Communist occupation of Czechoslovakia and remained until far of Berlin War 3. US consolidation of power 1. Funds, propaganda 2. US worried b/c communists were winning other elections in Europe in allied countries 3. 1949- Italy and France 1. Law passed to eliminate communism in their government 4. Greece was a flashpoints 1. Place where superpowers would clash using a proxy 5. Early fear of USSR
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1. Thought people around to cause Communist political movements in America 1. Anxiety 4. 1945 Roosevelt died and succeeded by Truman 1. Truman was our first cold warrior 1. Truly feared soviets 2. Thought possibly people passing secrets around like Manhattan Project 5. Manhattan project – The US army’s project to build a nuclear weapon that would employ the most brilliant minds 1. people on it were Jews fleeing from Germany 2. at the time wasn’t known if you could split atom and results 1. knew catastrophic but didn’t know if could contain 3. title for delivery mechanism, fuel, and technology to produce the machinery to make the parts 4. what to do after have this information 1. scientist thought that there would be a series of reactions that just kept going
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Test #3 - April 1, 2008 Yalta Agreement Manhattan Project...

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