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The Cold War BeginsAfter World War 2 ended in 1945 because of the droppingof the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, itinitiated an arms race with the Soviet Union. The SovietUnion and the United States began fighting because ofdifferent ideologies (beliefs). The United States has acapitalist economy and the Soviet Union is Communist.The US and Soviet Union’s relationship became strainedbecause each other was a threat to security.Questions:1.Where were the atomic bombs dropped?2.What did George C. Marshall propose?The Marshall PlanAfter World War 2, much of Europe faced famine. GeorgeC. Marshall proposed that massive aid be given tocountries of war-torn Europe to rebuild their economies.Marshall believed this aid would create strong Europeanallies and trading partners with the United States.Questions:1.What was Europe facing after World War 2?2.What did the atomic bomb initiate between the SovietUnion & the United States?3.Why were the US & Soviet Union fighting?4.Why did their relationship become strained?

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