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Unformatted text preview: The Cold War in the Middle East Three outstanding Features o Bipolarity o Nuclear Weaponry o Ideology Nuclear Weapons o Weapons of mass destruction o War between superpowers unthinkable Revisionism o Soft revisionists blamed Truman o Saw new aggressiveness against Stalin o Newly opened soviet archives indict Stalin Initial Conflicts in 1945 o Us and USSR confronted each other in northern tier Greece Turkey Iran Occupied by allies during WWII to supply USSR Azerbaijan and Kurdish Crises o 1945-1946 beginning of cold war o In part provoked by local leftist movement in Azerbaijan Azerbaijan o Russians support peasants against landlords o Tudeh party (communist) o Democrat party o Azeri Turkish Kurdish Republic o Some of Kurdistan soviet occupied o December 1945 Kurdish Autonomous Republic o I ran demands soviets leave march 1946 Mosaddegh (leader) o Nationalist movement of early 1950s o Allied with Tudeh o Overthrown by CIA 1953 o Shah friend of US until 1979 revolution...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 241 taught by Professor Cole during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08
- Cold War