Done by: FatimaAl Mansoori and Sara Al Jassmi Grade: 9c
The cold war was the continuing state from roughly 1946 to 1991 of political conflict, military tension and economic competition between the communist world and the western world. Truman doctrine is a policy set forth by president Truman in a on march 12, 1947 stating that the U.S. Would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent those countries falling into the soviet sphere. Often consider it as the start of the cold war. Communism is a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of a classless, moneyless, stateless society based on common ownership of the means of production.
satellite state − small country controlled by a more powerful neighbor iron curtain − imaginary barrier separating Soviet-controlled countries and the free world containment − American policy to keep communism contained within its existing borders Marshall Plan − U.S. aid program to help Western Europe rebuild after World War II Berlin airlift − operation in which the U.S. and Britain broke the Soviet blockade of West Berlin
The Soviet UnionThe United States was was aa capitalist democracy. dictatorship. TheIts citizens believed in Communist Party free elections, made all key economic, and economic, religious freedom, political, and private property, and military respect of individual decisions. differences.
The nations of Eastern Europe and the eastern part of Germany became satellite states of the Soviet Union, separated from the free world by an “iron curtain.” With the Truman Doctrine, the U.S. promised to support nations struggling against communist movements.
Money was sent toGreece and Turkeyto provide aid topeople whoneeded it.
Its relative prosperity and freedom stood in contrast to the bleak life of East Berliners. Stalin was determined to capture West Berlin or win other concessions from the Western allies. In June 1948, Stalin stopped all highway, railway, and waterway traffic from western Germany into West Berlin. Without any means of receiving aid, West Berlin would fall to the communists. For almost a year, the US and Britain supplied West Berlin through a massive airlift. Food, fuel, medical supplies, clothing, toys- everything the residents of West Berlin needed was flown into the city.