Cold war (origins)

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Cold war (origins)

  1. 5. It is worth remembering that in Britain and the USA 1939-40 Stalin appeared to be just as much a villain as Hitler. <ul><li>The USSR was still isolated as the world ’ s only communist country. </li></ul><ul><li>The turmoil of the Purges and Stalin ’ s reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>In August 1939 Soviet leader Stalin signed a Non- Aggression Pact with German leader, Adolf Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>In September 1939 Hitler and Stalin both attacked Poland and divided the country up between them. </li></ul><ul><li>In November 1939 the USSR attacked Finland. </li></ul><ul><li>In June-July 1940 the USSR invaded and took control of Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia. </li></ul>
  2. 8. In November 1939 the USSR attacked Finland
  3. 9. <ul><li>In June‐July 1940 the USSR invaded and took control of Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1940 Britain was the only European country at war with Germany and Italy. </li></ul>
  4. 10. <ul><li>But in June 1941 everything changed. Hitler turned on Stalin and invaded the USSR. The decisive conflict of World War 2 began, which Stalin won, but at a terrible cost. </li></ul>
  5. 13. <ul><li>The next activity focuses on the relationship between the wartime allies Britain, the USA and the USSR. </li></ul><ul><li>The sources will look at how the allies worked together, and how the allies wanted their own people to see this co-operation. </li></ul>
  6. 14. But how the differences and mistrust were still there!
  7. 15. TASK <ul><li>Use the answer sheet that you filled out while viewing the 10 sources around the room and answer the following question in 2-3 paragraphs (no more than 4; no less than 2): </li></ul><ul><li>Describe or analyse the relationship between the Allies using evidence from the 10 sources to support each point that you make (2-3 points) in your response. </li></ul>

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