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Unit 8: The Cold WarOur Question:Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War – the United States or the Soviet Union?Part I:WatchTHISCrash Course World History videoPart II:Complete the primary source analysis below.
Document A: Iron Curtain Speech1. Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill?Why would Americans trust what he hasto say about the Soviet Union?Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Americanstrust what he says because Great Britain has been our strongest Allie.2. Close reading: What does Churchillclaim that the Soviet Union wanted?Churchill claims that the Soviet Union wanted the fruits of war and theindefinite expansion of their power and doctrines; so that communismcan spread.
Document B: Truman Doctrine3.(Close reading: Why did Trumanbelieve Greece needed American aid in1947?Truman believed that Greece needed American aid because he wasafraid that Greece would have totalitarian regimes forced upon it againsttheir will; considering that it has already happened in other countries nearit.4. Context: What does Truman meanwhen he claims, “Should we fail to aidGreece and Turkey in this fateful hour,the effect will be far reaching to the Westas well as to the East”?It is his belief that if one nation falls to communism, others will fall as well.