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17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
17 The Uneasy Peace
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17 The Uneasy Peace

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  • 1. The Uneasy Peace Objective: Analyze the events that lead to the start of the Cold War
  • 2.
    • Communism
    • Dictator
    • No elections
    • One party
    • Government owns everything
    • Capitalism
    • President
    • Free elections
    • Many parties
    • Private people own property as well as Government
    The Cold War was a war of words highlighted by philosophical differences between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
  • 3. The Yalta Conference
    • Feb. 1945 Big Three meet
    • On how to divide Europe and Germany
    • At this time Soviet forces occupy much of eastern Europe and show no sign of leaving
    • Stalin promises to hold free elections in Soviet occupied countries
    • Discuss how to deal with Japan
  • 4. United Nations
    • Purpose of U.N. is to maintain international peace
    • First met in 1945 with 50 members
    • Moved to NY in 1952
    • Today it has 185 members
    • Meets at least once a year
    • Security Council has five permanent members
  • 5. The Iron Curtain
    • Stalin breaks promise to hold elections and forces eastern Europe into communism
    • Winston Churchill gives a speech in Fulton Missouri and calls Stalin’s control over eastern Europe an Iron Curtain
  • 6. Truman Doctrine of Containment
    • President Truman develops a policy of Containment
    • U.S. must support nations fighting to remain free from communism
    • U.S. gives aid to Greece and Turkey to fight communism
  • 7. The Marshall Plan 1947
    • The U.S. primary plan to rebuild Europe and repel communism
    • The Plan was offered to USSR but they refused
    • The plan lasted 4 years and rebuilt much of Europe and prevented countries from turning to communism
    • The program spent 13 billion
  • 8. Berlin Blockade
    • After WWII Germany was divided into four zones
    • U.S., Britain, France combine their zones into one free zone
    • The city of Berlin is in the Soviet controlled zone
    • Stalin cuts it off from the west by closing roads and railroads from the west
    • Truman orders Berlin Airlift to carry supplies into Berlin
  • 9. Review
    • Define the term Cold War
    • Ans. The Cold War was a war of words highlighted by philosophical differences between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
    • What was the purpose of the Berlin Airlift?
    • Ans. To bring supplies to the city because the Soviets had closed of all roads
    • What is the Iron Curtain?
    • Ans. A line draw on a map dividing free and communist Europe
  • 10. Review
    • Who established the Back to Africa movement?
    • Ans. Marcus Garvey
    • This organization was started as a result of the Palmer Raids.
    • Ans. ACLU
    • Who was greatly affected by the Dust Bowl?
    • Answer: Farmers
    • Harlem Renaissance refers mainly to?
    • Ans. The Black Literary movement

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