THE COMING OF A BIPOLAR WORLDAND THE DAWN OF THE NUCLEARAGE
Sicily and the End of Mussolini
The Air War
Operation Overlord
Russian Revenge
The End of the Thousand Year Reich
Yalta Conference                    • Post War issues                    • Germany – denazification,                      ...
A new Atomic Age               "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Potsdam Conference*Division of Germany into occupation zones*Changing Germany’s borders*Removing German Threat to Russia*D...
A United Nations?• Idea originating with  FDR and Churchill• 1945 – founded SF• Later based in NY• Security council  – 10 ...
Division of Europe
Berlin Airlift Soviets blockade  Western Berlin from  June of 1948-May of  1949 Britain and US respond  by airlifting su...
Iron Curtain
Marshall Plan
Containment  From 1946 on, the U.S. engages in a policy of “Containment” of the spread  of communism, funding anti-Communi...
Warsaw Pact Vs Nato
1956: Hungarian Revolution
Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall was erected in late 1961, closing an emigration loophole between East and West Germany. In the...
To the Brink
MADness
How I learned to quit worrying…        absurdity   In the face of death
Prague Spring Aleksander Dubcek – 1968 Soviet Invasion A Czech Way of  Resistance Jan Palach Temporarily Crushing  th...
Prague Spring
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  1. 1. THE COMING OF A BIPOLAR WORLDAND THE DAWN OF THE NUCLEARAGE
  2. 2. Sicily and the End of Mussolini
  3. 3. The Air War
  4. 4. Operation Overlord
  5. 5. Russian Revenge
  6. 6. The End of the Thousand Year Reich
  7. 7. Yalta Conference • Post War issues • Germany – denazification, demilitarization, war criminals • U.S. – wants Russia to help in Pacific • USSR – wants sphere of influence in E. Europe – Poland • U.K. wants free elections in East Europe – Poland Feb 4-11 1945 • U.S. Sells out?
  8. 8. A new Atomic Age "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
  9. 9. Potsdam Conference*Division of Germany into occupation zones*Changing Germany’s borders*Removing German Threat to Russia*Dismantling of German Military-Industrial Complex*Churchill, Truman, Kai-Sheik agree how to end war in Pacific
  10. 10. A United Nations?• Idea originating with FDR and Churchill• 1945 – founded SF• Later based in NY• Security council – 10 nation council with 5 permanent members – Allies in WWII – USSR, UK, France, China, USA – Veto power
  11. 11. Division of Europe
  12. 12. Berlin Airlift Soviets blockade Western Berlin from June of 1948-May of 1949 Britain and US respond by airlifting supplies in  13k tons per day Push back against the “Eastern Bloc”
  13. 13. Iron Curtain
  14. 14. Marshall Plan
  15. 15. Containment From 1946 on, the U.S. engages in a policy of “Containment” of the spread of communism, funding anti-Communist troops in Greece and Turkey, as well as the development of NATO.
  16. 16. Warsaw Pact Vs Nato
  17. 17. 1956: Hungarian Revolution
  18. 18. Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall was erected in late 1961, closing an emigration loophole between East and West Germany. In the West it symbolized the Iron Curtain, in the Eastern Bloc it was seen as a protective barrier from the vices of capitalism
  19. 19. To the Brink
  20. 20. MADness
  21. 21. How I learned to quit worrying… absurdity In the face of death
  22. 22. Prague Spring Aleksander Dubcek – 1968 Soviet Invasion A Czech Way of Resistance Jan Palach Temporarily Crushing the Revolution
  23. 23. Prague Spring

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