On the Black Sea; the Big Three met in February 1945 in southern Russia; it was agreed that Germany would be divided into zones of occupation and would pay heavy reparations to the soviet Union in the form of agricultural and industrial goods; when the Big Three met in 1945 at Yalta in southern Russia they agreed that east European governments were to be freely elected but pro-soviet.
The final wartime meeting of the leaders of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union was held at Potsdamn, outside Berlin, in July, 1945. Truman, Churchill, and Stalin discussed the future of Europe but their failure to reach meaningful agreements soon led to the onset of the Cold War.
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII
First established in 1947 after Britain no longer could afford to provide anti-communist aid to Greece and Turkey, it pledged to provide U.S. military and economic aid to any nation threatened by communism.
US State Dept. Employee who authors the Containment Doctrine
established by the Truman administration in 1947 to contain Soviet influence to what it was at the end of World War II.
was a Korean communist politician who led North Korea from its founding in 1948 until his death.
Korean leader who became president of South Korea after World War II and led Korea during Korean War.
United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee)
a congressional Committee that investigated Commmunist influence inside and outside the US gov. after WWII
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Arrested in the Summer of 1950 and executed in 1953, they were convicted of conspiring to commit espionage by passing plans for the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
Military Industrial Complex
Eisenhower first coined this phrase when he warned American against it in his last State of the Union Address. He feared that the combined lobbying efforts of the armed services and industries that contracted with the military would lead to excessive Congressional spending.
Introduced by Secretary of State George G. Marshall in 1947, he proposed massive and systematic American economic aid to western Europe to revitalize the European economies after WWII and help prevent the spread of Communism.
Organization formed in 1949 as a military alliance of western European and North American states against the Soviet Union and its east European allies. (See also Warsaw Pact.)(p. 832)
Korean War (1950-1953)
Conflict that began with North Korea's invasion of South Korea and came to involve the United Nations (primarily the United States) allying with South Korea and the People's Republic of China allying with North Korea; stalemate in 1953
Second red scare
Post World War II resurgence of Anti-communist sentiment that influenced governmental and personal actions