Yalta Conference 1945
February 1945; the conference between FDR, Stalin, and Churchill about whats happening in the war. Stalin agrees to enter the war with Japan after Germany. Soviet-Polish government must be reconized. Soviet Promises but doesnt keep Free Elections. Self Determination for each country. Stalin doesnt keep promise for this either. Division of Germany. Split Germany into East and West and still gets orders from Moscow.
The Iron Curtain
Dividing Line in Europe that divides the West (democratic) from the East (communist).
Dictator of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was the only independent Communist country in Europe.
The countries that the USSR owned (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary).
Says Russia suffers from insecurity, long Revolutionary Class struggle against Capitalism,, No permanent solution and just contain the communism, weakness would cause USSR to fall apart. Inefficent economy, money not part of the world monitary system, no insentive to work hard because the stae provides everything.
To sure up Western Europe through money, George Marshall gives the Harvard speech to tell what was needed to be done, needs to be a united effort, cost $36 Billion, used to strengthen Europe.
"Vigilant Containment of Russian Expansive Tendencies"
Said in the Long Telegram by Kennan stating that it would be a slow but efficient plan to stop Russia.
the Frist Major Crisis of the Cold War and the first resulting in casualties. Soviets blocked the Western Allies railroads and road access that they used to supply Berlin. Causing the Soviets to gain contol of the entire city.
When the Royal Airforce and US airforce flew over Berlin every 30 Minutes and dropped crates of supplies for the trapped citizens.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Involves Italy, France, Norway, West Germany, and Denmark. Military Group
a Mutal defense treaty brought up by the USSR in 8 satellite states that they are allies and do not fight eachother only the Western Allies.
Bay of Pigs
An unsuccessful action by the CIA force of Cuban exiles to invade Southern Cuba. U.S. and Cuba Attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.