World War to Cold War

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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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  • 1. World War To Cold War
    International Relations 1939  1945
  • 2. Who Fought Whom?
    GERMANY INVADES POLAND 1939
    NAZI-SOVIET PACT 1939
    So, who was fighting whom at this point?
    TRIPARTITE PACT 1940
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Who Fought Whom? (2)
    Pearl Harbor – December 1941
    So, who are the Axis Powers and who are the Allies now?
    Operation Barbarossa June 1941
  • 5. 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?
  • 6. 1945: State of the Nations 1
    London
    Stalingrad
    Washington DC
    Berlin
    Hiroshima
  • 7. 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%
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Prospects for Peace?
    What problems can you foresee developing after World War Two, based on what you have already covered?