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Cold War Lessons 1 and 2
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What did Allied leaders decide to do with Germany after WWII at the Potsdam and Yalta Conferences?
Split Germany and Berlin into 4 zones (Britain, France, US, Soviet Union)
Why did the USA and the Soviets become enemies after WWII?
Soviets wanted to spread communism US wanted democracy
What was the Iron Curtain?
Stalin established communists governments in Poland and Eastern Europe cutting them off from the rest of the world
Explain how the following contributed to the Cold War: Truman Doctrine, containment, Marshall Plan
Truman Doctrine was a policy to help contain communism. As a result the US sent 13 billion dollars for European Economic recovery.
How was Korean divided up between before the start of the Korean War?
Korea was divided up at the 38th parallel. Soviet government in North and US government in South.
Which country started the Korean War?
North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25th, 1950
What was the HUAC?
The House Un-American activities Committee was set up to investigate communism in the US
Who was Joseph McCarthy and what is McCarthyism?
Joseph McCarthy was a Wisconsin senator who rose to power during the 1950 by accusing people of being communists without proof.
McCarthyism is the idea that communism had spread in the US to the point where government officials were suspected of being communists.
What was the Space Race? Arms Race?
A competition between the US and the USSR to be the first to explore space and the competition to build up their weapons and military strength.
What is Brinkmanship?
The willingness to go to the brink of war in order to stop the spread of communism
Who were Hollywood 10? Who was Alger Hiss? Julius and Ethel Rosenberg? And how did these people all contribute to the Red Scare?
They were people who were suspected and arrested for supporting communism which added to the hysteria of the red scare.
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