History 100312-04-06The Cold War“Iron Curtain”Zones of OccupationBerlin AirliftFederated German RepublicGerman Democratic RepublicUnited NationsSecurity Council General Assembly Truman DoctrineMarshall PlanNATOWarsaw PactKoreaCubaFidel CastroCuban Missile CrisisMikhail GorbachevBoris Yeltsin After World War IIRead about the Cold War in book!By August 1945 WWII was over. What now?This question was addressed at Yalta Conference. The “big three”—Russia, US, British. What would be the fate of the countries in Eastern Europe that were occupied by Soviets?•Stalin promised that after the war was over the Eastern European countries that were occupied by the Soviets the nations would be allowed free elections and create constitutions. Ultimately Stalin wanted to keep these countries as buffers. Very quickly after the fall of Germany, Stalin created puppet states with the occupied states.
History 100312-04-06•In 1946 Churchill realized the treat that the Soviets were a threat. At a graduation speech in Missouri, Churchill said that Stalin used an “iron curtain” to keep captive Europe from free Europe. How would Germany be treated?•The Western half was occupied by US, Great Britain, and France. The Eastern was occupied by Russia. The occupation would stay to keep the Germans out of trouble, but it would be reunited into a new German republic. After things became quite, then the allie troops would go home. Berlin was split in half. Stalin didn’t want non-Russian troops in his part of Eastern Germany.•Stalin put a blockade on West Berlin which was occupied by France, US, and British. The US launched the Berlin Airlift in which the Aircrafts brought in everything the people needed.