Europe After WWII<br />
Communism in Europe<br />Soviet military occupied countries of Eastern and Central Europe during WWII<br />Stalin refused ...
Division of Germany<br />After WWII, Germany was divided by Great Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union...
Conflict over Germany<br />U.S. and Soviets disagreed about reuniting Germany<br />President Truman (U.S.) wanted to reuni...
Berlin<br />The Blockade<br />Soviets blockaded West Berlin in effort 				to end plans to unify Germany<br />The Berlin Ai...
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Cold war part 2

  1. 1. Europe After WWII<br />
  2. 2. Communism in Europe<br />Soviet military occupied countries of Eastern and Central Europe during WWII<br />Stalin refused to hold free elections and instead set up communist governments<br />This created a “buffer zone” that protected the Soviet Union from invasion<br />Iron Curtain: cold war dividing line <br /> between communist Eastern Europe <br /> and non-communist Western Europe<br />Western Europe<br />Anti-communist, Democratic governments, Influenced by the United States<br />Eastern Europe<br />Communist, Totalitarian governments, Dominated by the Soviet Union<br />
  3. 3. Division of Germany<br />After WWII, Germany was divided by Great Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union (USSR)<br />Each nation was supposed to run its “zone” until free elections could be held<br />Berlin – the capital of Germany<br />Located in Soviet zone (East Germany)<br />Also divided into zones run by G.B, France, U.S., USSR<br />
  4. 4. Conflict over Germany<br />U.S. and Soviets disagreed about reuniting Germany<br />President Truman (U.S.) wanted to reunite Germany and allow free elections - British, French, and American zones united to form West Germany (even West Berlin though it was located in East Germany)<br />Stalin feared united Germany could attack the USSR - The Soviets refused to allow their zone to become part of a united Germany…Soviet zone became East Germany (Included East Berlin)<br />
  5. 5. Berlin<br />The Blockade<br />Soviets blockaded West Berlin in effort to end plans to unify Germany<br />The Berlin Airlift<br />Airplanes were used by Allies to deliver food and supplies to West Berlin<br />Soviets eventually lifted blockade<br />The Berlin Wall<br />Built around West Berlin by the communists<br />Kept people from Communist East Germany from leaving<br />Anyone who tried to climb over was shot<br />Became a symbol for the division between Communist and anti-Communist nations of the World<br />

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