The Cold WarBy; Shifaa Al-Tayer Weshah El-Gouda 9B
How did president Truman respond to Soviet domination of Eastern Europe?Trumans doctrinePolicy set forth by president Truman in march 1947 stating thatthe U.S would support Greece and turkey with economic andmilitary aid to prevent those countries falling into soviet sphereof influence .That was often considered the start of the cold war.
What are the reasons behind thedifferences between the US & Russia at the end of WWII ? America wanted peace and freedom. Russia wanted to spread communism. After WWII, the Soviet Union turned its attention to rebuilding its own economy and aiding in post-war reconstruction in Eastern European Soviet satellite states. It also assisted the Chinese communist party and increasingly became involved in expanding its influence to other parts of the world. The Soviet Unions growing influence and the spread of communism led to the Cold War between it and the U.S.
What were the causes & results of Stalin’s blockage of Berlin?Families were separated from each other and East Germans who hadworked in West Berlin, could no longer work there and had to findemployment in the east which was very difficult. The Communistswere discredited by most of the people-east and west. Berliners, whohad endured so much suffering during the war, with the constant airraids and intense fighting and atrocities committed, did not deservethis inhumane treatment. Many elderly Berliners actually committedsuicide as the wall became a common sight over time. Many gave uphope of ever seeing their loved ones and put an end to their lives.West Berlin flourished under Willy Brandt, the major, and subsequentleaders in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Even though East Berlin washeralded as the "Paris of the East" by the Communists, it was muchdrearier than the prosperous West Berlin.