A: The Cold War was a state of tension between the United States
and the Soviet Union, without actual fighting, that divided the
world into two camps (different sides).
Differences in goals and ideologies between the United States and
the Soviet Union (the two superpowers) (8.c.1)
United States and
Western Europe U.S.S.R and
Government controls the capital and
other means of production
Personal freedoms of the people are
Private individuals own companies, and
are allowed to keep the profit earned
from their work.
Personal freedoms guaranteed by a
B: The Soviet Union’s domination over Eastern European countries
C: American policy of containment
(efforts to stop the spread of communism) (8.c.2)
Containment was a United States policy using military, economic, and diplomatic strategies to
stop the spread of Communism, enhance America’s security and influence abroad, and
prevent a "domino effect".
A component of the Cold War, the policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet
Union to expand Communist influence in Eastern Europe, China, and Korea. It represented a
middle-ground position between appeasement and rollback.
The word containment is associated most strongly with the policies of U.S. President Harry S
Truman (1945-53), including the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a
mutual defense pact.
D: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) versus Warsaw Pact (8.c.2)
E: Building Alliances:
Do you see alliances once
Will be the consequences???
Describe in notes who was in
NATO and who was in