US history assignment 8 word.docx - Yiting Lam United States History Assignment#8 The Cold War 1 Cold War(1)During the Cold War the USSR was able to

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Yiting Lam United States History Assignment #8 The Cold War 1) Cold War: (1)During the Cold War, the USSR was able to tell a Soviet passport was a forged and fake because the staples in real passports would corrode due to the poor quality of metal. (2) The term “Third World Country” does not mean poor, it refers to a country which was not aligned with either America/First World or Soviet/Second World during the Cold War. (3)During the Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev said to Mao Ze dong that “Berlin is the testicles of the West. Every time I want to make the West scream, I squeeze on Berlin.” 2) Truman Doctrine: (1)In 1947, Soviet American tensions developed along the “northern tier” of the Mediterranean and culminated in the Truman Doctrine. The Soviet Union, recently rebuffed in Iran, seemed determined to stage a Communist takeover in Greece and wrest the Dardenelles Straits—connecting the Black Sea with the Mediterranean—from Turkey. (2) The Truman administration feared that the Soviets sought access to the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean, and ultimately the entire Middle East. Soviet hegemony in this oil rich region could promote the collapse of Western Europe.(3)Turkey was also crucial. Located along the Soviet border, it controlled the Dardanelles and was vital to the Soviets' push for a warm water link to the Middle East. By early 1947, Soviet troops had amassed along the

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