Cold war

Origins of the Cold War

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    Origins of the Cold War

  • Truman becomes President

    Harry S. Truman becomes president suddenly after the death of FDR.
  • United Nations (UN)

    The formation of the United Nations which was the start of the cold war. The representatives of 50 nations met in San Francisco to establish this new peacekeeping body.
  • Potsdam Conference

    The final wartime conference at Potsdam near Berlin, where the Big Three-the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union-met to disscus how poland and other parts of Eastern Europe that Soviets occupied at the end of the war were to be run.
  • Policy of Containment

    This meant that the US meant to take containment meassures to prevent any extension of communist rule to other countires.
  • Iron Curtain

    In his speech Winston Churchil said that an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent. From then on the spilt in Europe was called the Iron Curtain.
  • Satellite Nations established

    The satellite nations were Albania, Blugaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland. Which were all countries dominated by the Soviet Union.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman asked Congress for $ 400 milion in economic and military aid for Greece and Turkey
  • Marshall Plan

    Secretary of State George Marshall proposed that the United States provide aid to all European nations that needed it. the plan revived European hopes, through the next four years, 16 countries received some $13 Billion in aid. By 1952 western europe was flourishing and the communist party had lost much of its appeal to voters.
  • Berlin Airlift

    American and British officials started the Berlin airliftto fly food and supplies into west Berlin. For 327 days, planes took off and landed every few minutes, around the clock. n 277,000 flights, they brought 2.1 million tons of supplies.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    The 12 members of NATO pledged military support to one another in case any member was attacked.