THE COLD WAR By: Laurann Fowler Period 3 4-16-12 1945-1963
COLD WAR DEFINEDThe cold war was the relationship between the USSRand the USA after WW2.
YALTA AND POTSDAMThe Yalta conference was a conference where Stalin,Churchill and Roosevelt came together to discuss issuessuch as Poland and the other countries that wereinvolved in the war. They also discussed other issuesdealing with territory in Europe and what to do as thewar came to an end. This conference was continuedthrough the Potsdam conference, however, instead ofRoosevelt, President Truman attended to represent theUS.The Yalta conference took place in February of 1945 andthe Potsdam conference took place in July of 1945.The Yalta Pact was a pact made between the “Big Three”to plan the occupation of Germany. They split Germanyinto 4 zones, and assigned each country a zone. TheSoviet Union also agreed to declare war on Japan.
THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE The Truman Doctrine was the policy set by Truman to provide Greece and Turkey with military and economic aid, in order for them to win against the Soviets. This was also considered the start of the Cold War. Marshall Plan - it was the U.S. commitment to ﬁnance poor European countries after the war Containment - Foreign Policy by Truman and the U.S. to stop the Soviets and Communism from expanding
THE BERLIN WALLThe Berlin Wall was put up on August 13, 1961, and was taken down on November 10, 1989. It was aboundary between West Berlin and East Germany, but more importantly was a symbolic separationof democracy and communism.The Berlin AirliftThe Iron Curtain
MAO ZEDONGMao Zedong was a Chinese, communistleader.He led the Chinese Revolution and cameinto power in 1945.The Great Leap Forward was a Five YearPlan that was meant to be an alternatemodel for economic growth in the SovietUnion.The Cultural Revolution was an attemptto keep China in a state of economicgrowth.
SPACE RACE/ARMS RACEThe space race was a race between theUSSR and the US to, literally, space.The two countries worked as fast asthey could, developing new ways toget to the moon. In the end, the USmade it to the moon ﬁrst.The nuclear arms race was a racebetween the same two countries todevelop the most advanced nuclearweapons. However, the developmentwas as far as they went. The US andUSSR never used these weaponsagainst each other in war.
KOREAN WAR The Korean war was a war between North and South Korea, in efforts by the south to stop communism and by the north to expand communism. The 38th parallel is the line dividing North and South Korea. The Korean War resulted in the division of Korea, each side having different political ways.
VIETNAMThe war was fought between North and South. Northbeing communist, and south being democratic.Containment related to the Vietnam war because ofthe USA’s involvement. The USA was involvedbecause of their efforts to stop communism.The Vietcong was a lightly armed, communist-controlled front.The result of this war was a communist take-overSouth Vietnam.The war ended on April 30, 1975.There were 58,220 killed in the Vietnam war.