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Unit 8: The Cold War Our Question: Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War – the United States or the Soviet Union? Part I: Watch THIS Crash Course World History video Part II: Complete the primary source analysis below.
Document A: Iron Curtain Speech 1. Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill? Why would Americans trust what he has to say about the Soviet Union? Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Americans trust what he says because Great Britain has been our strongest Allie. 2. Close reading: What does Churchill claim that the Soviet Union wanted? Churchill claims that the Soviet Union wanted the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines; so that communism can spread.
Document B: Truman Doctrine 3.(Close reading: Why did Truman believe Greece needed American aid in 1947? Truman believed that Greece needed American aid because he was afraid that Greece would have totalitarian regimes forced upon it against their will; considering that it has already happened in other countries near it. 4. Context: What does Truman mean when he claims, “Should we fail to aid Greece and Turkey in this fateful hour, the effect will be far reaching to the West as well as to the East”? It is his belief that if one nation falls to communism, others will fall as well.

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