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US and USSR as superpowers Potsdam Conference Proves that stalin cannot be trusted American vs Soviet interests Americans: want friendly strong democratic govs in europe Soviets: want country's weak and dependent on soviet aid United Nations NATO (North atlantic treaty organization) In order to protect ourselves and our allies, this organization is created Mutual defense pact If you attack a NATO country, then you have many people coming at you, so basically you just don’t Warsaw Pact “Iron curtain” The Truman Doctrine Doctrine to not let communism spread, or go to war with communism, or turn communist states to democratic, Stop the communism from spreading Marshall Plan Gave 14 billion dollars worth of aid in western europe to help them rebuild Berlin Airlift Biggest humanitarian efforts ever launched from britain and america Rations, clothes, fuel, medical supplies were all dropped into west berlin, all in
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