THE COLD WAR  BY: Johnathan Brown I. A Bipolar World II. Onset and Declaration III. Height of the Cold War IV. Vietnam and...
A. International Level <ul><li>Bipolar World </li></ul><ul><li>Germany and Japan destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Britain and F...
B. Domestic Level <ul><li>Germany and Japan in defeat </li></ul><ul><li>USSR as dominant European power </li></ul><ul><li>...
C. Individuals <ul><li>‘ Big Three’ ‘Big Three’ (Attlee  </li></ul><ul><li>(Churchill, FDR, </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin) at Y...
II. Onset and Declaration <ul><li>Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’ (Feb. ‘46) </li></ul><ul><li>Fate of Poland and East Europe </l...
<ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>in 1947 </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
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The cold war

  1. 1. THE COLD WAR BY: Johnathan Brown I. A Bipolar World II. Onset and Declaration III. Height of the Cold War IV. Vietnam and Detente V. End Game
  2. 2. A. International Level <ul><li>Bipolar World </li></ul><ul><li>Germany and Japan destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Britain and France drained </li></ul><ul><li>US and USSR as ‘Superpowers’ </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Redrawing of Borders </li></ul>
  3. 3. B. Domestic Level <ul><li>Germany and Japan in defeat </li></ul><ul><li>USSR as dominant European power </li></ul><ul><li>• Security concerns </li></ul><ul><li>End of American isolationism </li></ul><ul><li>• Anti-communism </li></ul><ul><li>Britain and France </li></ul><ul><li>• Dean Acheson: “Britain has lost an </li></ul><ul><li>empire but yet to find a role” </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuilding and Adjustment </li></ul>
  4. 4. C. Individuals <ul><li>‘ Big Three’ ‘Big Three’ (Attlee </li></ul><ul><li>(Churchill, FDR, </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin) at Yalta, </li></ul><ul><li>F b Three Attlee, </li></ul><ul><li>Truman, Stalin) at </li></ul><ul><li>Potsdam, February 1945 </li></ul>‘ Big Three’ (Attlee, Truman, Stalin) at Potsdam, August 1945
  5. 5. II. Onset and Declaration <ul><li>Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’ (Feb. ‘46) </li></ul><ul><li>Fate of Poland and East Europe </li></ul><ul><li>• Czech Coup (February 1948) </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin Airlift (June 1948-May 1949) </li></ul><ul><li>Far East </li></ul><ul><li>• Korea division Berlin Airlift </li></ul><ul><li>• Mao in China (Oct. 1949) </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Bomb </li></ul><ul><li>• US 1945; USSR 1949 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>in 1947 </li></ul>

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