Cold War - Cold War 1 origins of the cold war A Opposing...

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Cold War 1. origins of the cold war A. Opposing idBareologies - cold war b/c soviets and us never attacked each other openly - no war was declared - both sides realized with atomic power war would be suicidal - focusing on a time from 1945 to 1954 - US was democracy, economic system based on capitalism, - USSR was totalitarian, econ based on socialism, B. Wartime disagreements - us was slow to open up western front in ussr’s opinion C. Disaggreements over the peace - division of Europe - ussr was determined to install pro-commie govts in all countries that bordered ussr - us was commited to free elections in these countries - economic aid - soviet econ. Was devastated factories destroyed - reparations - Russians took anything of worth in germany they brought it back to Russia - Atomic bomb (baruch plan) - Proposes that us would maintain its monopoly over the atomic bomb - In exchange it would not drop a a bomb anywhere w/o approval from UN 2. Containment Doctrine A. Churchill- “Iron Curtain” Speech
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 252 taught by Professor Pruden during the Fall '07 term at N.C. State.

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