Cold War: 2 Superpowers Face Off

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Cold War: 2 Superpowers Face Off

  1. 1. Two Superpowers Face Off A) Perceiving Cause & Effect: As you read this section, take notes to explain how each of the following actions or policies led to the Cold War between the US and USSR.1) Meeting at Potsdam, Germany (p.490) 2) Policy of Containment (p. 509)2) Truman Doctrine (p.491) 4) Marshall Plan (p.491)5) Blockade Of Berlin (p.491-492) 6) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (p.492)7) Policy of Brinkmanship or M.A.D. (p.503) 8) Launching of Sputnik I (p.537, 657)
  2. 2. 1.)Meeting atPotsdam,Germany
  3. 3. 1.) Meeting atPotsdam,GermanyUS and USSR can’t agree on issues inEurope after WWII
  4. 4. 1.) continued… Message:We can’t agree Back To Main
  5. 5. 2.)Policy ofcontainment
  6. 6. 2.)Policy of containmentUS idea to blockSoviet influence
  7. 7. 2.) continued… Message:US idea to stop USSR Back To Main
  8. 8. 3.)Truman Doctrine
  9. 9. 3.)Truman Doctrine US says they arecommitted to stop the spread of communism
  10. 10. 3.) continued…USSR thinks ofthis as a call for battle
  11. 11. 3.) continued… Message:US says they will stop USSR Back To Main
  12. 12. 4.)Marshall Plan
  13. 13. 4.)Marshall PlanUS giving $ to rebuild W. EuropeSoviets do not want a strong W. Europe
  14. 14. 4.) continued… Message:U.S. takes action toprevent spread of Communism Back To Main
  15. 15. 5.) Blockade of Berlin
  16. 16. 5.) Blockade of Berlin USSR tests U.S. commitment and ability to help West Europe
  17. 17. 5.) Blockade of Berlin U.S. passes test
  18. 18. 5.) Blockade of Berlin Message:USSR tests US (West) commitment. US responds to the test Back To Main
  19. 19. 6.) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  20. 20. 6.) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) AlliancesWest EastNATO (U.S.) Warsaw Pact (USSR)
  21. 21. 6.) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Commitment to help fightagainst any attack on your ally
  22. 22. 6.) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Commitment to help fight against any attack on your ally1. More tension2. Defining sides/terms3. Stability (No one wants to make 1st move)
  23. 23. 6.) Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Message:More tension defining sides because of alliances Back To Main
  24. 24. 7.) Policy of brinkmanshipWillingness to go tothe brink or edge of war
  25. 25. 7.) Policy of brinkmanshipBoth sides havenuclear weapons
  26. 26. 7.) Policy of brinkmanship Message:Very very tense, we couldall die with use of nuclear weapons Back To Main
  27. 27. 8.) SputnikUSSR wins the opening roundto the space race.USSR 1st in space
  28. 28. 8.) Sputnik Message:Competition will takeplace everywhere even in space Back To Main

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