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An overview, usuing mainly images, of who the alliance systems developed and changed over ww2. It also outlines some key issues that contributed to the start of the Cold War.

An overview, usuing mainly images, of who the alliance systems developed and changed over ww2. It also outlines some key issues that contributed to the start of the Cold War.

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    World War to Cold War World War to Cold War Presentation Transcript

    • World War To Cold War
      International Relations 1939  1945
    • Who Fought Whom?
      GERMANY INVADES POLAND 1939
      NAZI-SOVIET PACT 1939
      So, who was fighting whom at this point?
      TRIPARTITE PACT 1940
    • Where Was the USA?
      Isolationism key foreign policy of 1930s
      Lend Lease Programme established March 1941
      Bombing of Pearl Harbor December 1941 brought USA into World War II
      Lasted throughout war – and had to be repaid afterwards
      Totalled $50.1 (= $700bn today)
      An example of the economic wealth and power of the USA
    • Who Fought Whom? (2)
      Pearl Harbor – December 1941
      So, who are the Axis Powers and who are the Allies now?
      Operation Barbarossa June 1941
    • World War II Changed Europe
      The ‘Grand Alliance’ based solely on defeating Hitler
      Previously suspicions and mistrust since at least 1917
      Would the Alliance hold?
    • 1945: State of the Nations 1
      London
      Stalingrad
      Washington DC
      Berlin
      Hiroshima
    • 1945: State of the Nations 2
      USA physically untouched by World War 2
      Phenomenal economic growth due to war
      GNP rose 60%
      Industry expanded 40%
      Farmers’ incomes quadrupled
      Weekly wages of industrial workers rose 70%
    • Balance Of Power
      USSR occupying Eastern Europe and areas of Asia and Middle East
      Britain and France still have empires – just
      USA dominants world economically
      USA also has atomic monopoly
      Germany and Japan destroyed
      Britain, France and Europe economically very weak
    • Prospects for Peace?
      What problems can you foresee developing after World War Two, based on what you have already covered?