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  • 1. COLD WAR
  • 2. COLD WAR After the WWII, the alliance between the USA, theUSSR, Great Britain and France ended. At the Yalta Conference, Germany was divided intofour occupied zones controlled by Great Britain,France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The city of Berlin, though technically part of theSoviet zone, was also split, with the Soviets takingthe eastern part of the city.
  • 3. BERLIN
  • 4. ORIGINSHistoricalresentment The Soviet Union couldnot forget that in 1918Britain and the USAhad tried to destroy theRussian Revolution. Britain and the USAcould not forget thatStalin had signed theNazi-Soviet Pact withGermany in 1939.
  • 5. CAUSES
  • 6. CAUSES The Soviet Union wanted to spread its ideology of communismworldwide The acquisition of atomic weapons by America caused fear inthe Soviets. Both countries feared an attack from each other adhering tomutual mass destruction. The Soviet Unions action of taking control over EasternEurope was a major factor for US suspicions.
  • 7.  The US President had a personal dislike of theSoviet leader Joseph Stalin. America was annoyed by the Soviet Unions actionsin the part of Germany it had occupied. The Soviets feared that America would use WesternEurope as a base to attack it.
  • 8. NUCLEAR ARMS RACE
  • 9. NUCLEAR ARMS RACE