The Cold War Notes

The Cold War Notes - The Cold War I II The Cold War and its...

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The Cold War I. The Cold War and its Origins II. The Cold War ABC Why the “cold” war—because it did not actually lead to real direct fighting, or "hot" war, on a wide scale; Period—from 1945 (the end of WWII) to 1991 (the breakup of the Soviet Union); Who against who—Western bloc vs. Eastern bloc [or NATO vs. Warsaw Pact]; Why cold war—ideological difference and national interests conflict. The Origins of the Cold War Here are some important information to understand the origins of the Cold War: A. The uneasy wartime alliance Peace treaty between USSR and Germany; The Allies delayed to open a second front in Europe. B. Postwar territorial divisions Europe; Germany and Berlin; Asia (Japan and Korea). C. Two versions of the postwar world US hoped to shape the postwar world by opening up the world's markets to capitalist trade, bring peace and democracy to the world; USSR wanted to secure its vulnerable frontiers [it had been repeatedly invaded by
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course HIST HIST 1110 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '10 term at Kennesaw.

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The Cold War Notes - The Cold War I II The Cold War and its...

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