Assess the impact of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan on the development of the Cold War betwee - Chiara Valent Ms Fleming IB2 History HL Assess

Assess the impact of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan on the development of the Cold War betwee

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Chiara ValentMs FlemingIB2 History HLAssess the impact of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan on the development of the Cold Warbetween 1947 and 1961.How did they affect relatons between the east and west, and how did this contribute to the spread andescalaton of the Cold War? OEEC; European economic upturn, especially in west Germany; fear of this by USSR; Berlin Blockade andairlift; NATO; Warsaw Pact; and perhaps with the given end date, the Berlin Wall. Candidates must analysethe two US measures, determine US motves, and how far the USSR genuinely feared their effects, in orderto decide to what extent they were instrumental in causing bitterness and hardening Cold War attitudes.The USA and the USR emerged from WWII as world powers as a result of the crucial role the playedduring the war, the power vacuum in Europe that was left as a consequence of the deterioratng economicsituaton, and as a result of the USA’s economic prosperity and the USSR’s politcal stability after the war.Although the two had been allies during the war, the USA and the USSR viewed each other with suspicion asa result of their different politcal systems. This ideological divide between the two aroused tensions andbitter rivalry, and was worsened by the Truman Doctrine and the establishment of the Marshall Plan. Thus,

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