The cold war

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  • The cold war

    1. 1. THE COLD WAR 1945-1991 BY: ERIKA WARD
    2. 2. DEFINEDIt was between the USSR and the USAIt took place after World War IIIt was a continuing state of conflict between the two powers.
    3. 3. YALTA AND POTSDAMIn 1945, the Big Three held two conferencesthe Yalta and Potsdam. Yalta was held inFebruary and Potsdam was held in July.These meeting took place in order to sortout how they would organize the world afterthe war. The UUSR and the USA attendedthese meetings.The Yalta Pack was a wartime agreementmade in 1945 during a meeting between theheads of state of Great Britain, The UnitedStates, and the Soviet Union.
    4. 4. THE TRUMANDOCTRINEThe Truman Doctrine was a policy setforth by the U.S. President Truman in aspeech on March 12, 1947 stating that theU.S. would support Greece and Turkey.The Marshall Plan: It was like afinancial aid provided by the US inorder to help Western EuropeanCountries.Containment:The act of preventingthe expansion of a hostile countryor influence.
    5. 5. THE BERLIN WALLThe Berlin Wall was a barrierconstructed by the Germans, it wasup until 1952.The Berlin Airlift was a militaryoperation for delivering supplies tocivilians in West Berlin.The Iron Curtain is referred to as thearea that form a divide between theWarsaw Pact Countries and those ofNATO.
    6. 6. MAO ZEDONGMao Zedong is considered to be thefather of Communist China. He ruledin 1949.The Great Leap Forward was Maosattempt to modernize Chinaseconomy.The Cultural Revolution was acampaign launched by Mao to get ridof the Party of his rivals.
    7. 7. SOVIET MAP
    8. 8. SPACE RACE/ARMRACEIt was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfaqre,It was between US and the USSR/Both the Us and USSR built tons of nuclear missels anfbombs.The Same Race was between the SU and USSR in the late2oth Century. It was the race to see who could get to spacefirst.
    9. 9. KOREAN WARIt was fought because Russia did not want a democraticgovernment and America did not want a communistgovernment in Korea.The result of this war was a stalemate.
    10. 10. VIETNAMFought between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. TheNorth was supported by China and Russia. The South wassupported by the US.North Vietnam were communist and South was democratic.58,000 americans died.The result was the spread of communism through out all ofSouth Vietnam.

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