Sept 2 - 1. From World War to Cold War a. Lots of negative...

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1. From World War to Cold War a. Lots of negative themes of the cold War b. The cold war supplied a system for balancing those pressures that had torn apart Europe in the 1920s and 1930’s 2. The red army and Russian army had done more to destroy Hitler than anyone, lost manyyy troops; in essence the world war was over before D-day and the bombing of Hiroshima. 3. Efforts were made to prevent the cold war from progressing as quickly as possible 4. Postdam and the Cold War a. Spheres of influence a.i. Revolution and Encirclement b. Stalin wanted to ensure he had loyal governments helping him, didn’t want small countries around him that could be brought into war. c. US wanted a free market and free states d. Stalin is suspicious that all these little countries would prevent SU of being able to take full advantage of their trading because they were free like the US wanted e. US was afraid there would be communist problems f. Bulgaria – axis ally never declared war on USSR supported by communists g. Romania – aggressor conquered to red army in 1944 h. Nothing wrong with supporting communist insurgencies because they are fighting Hitler 5. Churchill’s iron curtain. a.
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Sept 2 - 1. From World War to Cold War a. Lots of negative...

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