The Cold War2010-2011 - The Cold War Origins of the Conflict Grand Alliance between the AngloAmerican powers and the Soviet Union had always been a

The Cold War2010-2011 - The Cold War Origins of the...

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The Cold War
Origins of the Conflict Grand Alliance between the Anglo- American powers and the Soviet Union had always been a marriage of convenience They had a common enemy – the Nazis
Reasons for strained relationship Allies sent assistance to the White Army during the Russian Civil War US did not recognize the USSR until 1933 Western democracies excluded the USSR from interwar diplomacy Stalin and Hitler joined in dividing Poland
In 1945, leaders met at Yalta to discuss the layout of postwar Europe Agreed to the Declaration on Liberated Europe Agreed that Germany must be disarmed and de-Nazified Created the United Nations Became clear that the Anglo- Americans and Soviets interpreted the decisions differently
Met again at Potsdam in 1946 Harry Truman was more suspicious of Stalin’s intentions Clement Atlee replaced Churchill Allies agreed to hold war crimes trials at Nuremberg and divide Germany into 4 occupation zones Disagreements occurred over Poland and other Eastern European states
Nature of the Conflict Political Vied to spread their respective political influence throughout the world Democracy and free markets – First World Soviet system of planned economies and one party rule – Second World Non aligned countries – Third World
Both sides make alliances to maintain collective security US becomes part of NATO USSR becomes part of the Warsaw Pact President Truman issues the policy

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