Wednesday: The NATO System, 1949-54
<The German Problem>
Nature of US political system- hard for us to decide to use force
US wanted Germany to side with us.
Soviet didnt want a war with US yet they had to take on aggressive policy
o Soviet couldnt stand
For the midterm you should know:
- Peace without Victory speech by Wilson was given BEFORE American entered the War and the
American policy changed dramatically after US entered the war
- Chronology ord
Monday: The Road to Pearl Harbor
Wednesday: Germany and the West, 1919-1923
International legal system is to be established to define was behavior is permissible and what is criminal
Timeline of Events:
Nazi-Soviet Pact 1939 Aug.
German invasion of Poland 1939 Sep.
German Invasion of USSR in WWll 1941 Jun.
Oil embargo imposed on Jap. 1941 Aug.
Moscow Conference (1943)
Yalta Conference 1945 Feb.
Potsdam Conference 1945 July
The Near Ea
Monday: A New World
1. The Cold War and International Relations Theory: Defining the Problem
Soviets control east, US and allies control West
a. Preferable to a third world war, resulting in defeat and