Origins of Cold War

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  • Tehran Conference

    The USSR to absorb part of Eastern Poland while Britain would gain part of Eastern Germany.
  • Morgenthau Plan

    Roosevelt initially endorsed the Morgenthau plan which advocated the de-industrialisation and pastoralisation of Germany
  • Percentages Agreement

    Britain to have 90% influence in Greece, USSR to have 90% influence in Romania and 75% in Bulgaria. This gave Stalin impression that the allies understand his need for security and by extension understand his need for a sphere of influence in E.E and poland.
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    Ussr asked for a $6 billion loan from the US. US immediately imposed conditions in particularly the opening of Eastern Europe markets to US manufactured products
  • Yalta Agreement

    Yalta Agreement
    The Yalta Agreement. US and Britain reject the revision of Polish Border. Stalin signed the Declaration of Liberated Europe without the intent of abiding to it. Led to Roosevelt who was a perennial optimist doubt for the first time if post war corporation was possible
  • Potsdam

    Truman offered Stalin information about the bomb in return for the reorganisaiton of the soviet controlled government in Bulgaria and Romania. Led to soviet speeding up their own atomic programme. accelerated start of nuclear arms race
  • Soviet did not join IMF and World Bank

    Soviet did not join IMF and World Bank
    American dollar diplomacy indicated America refusal to aid in Soviet economic reconstruction leading to soviet not joining these organisations which US hoped would help reconstruct and create a new global economy.
  • US stopped sending reperations to Soviet

    By May 1946, General Clay, the Commander- in- chief of the American Zone stopped the dispatched of any reperations from the US to the Soviet Zone.
  • All negotations over loans ended

  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Pedges American assistance to any nation in the world threatened by Communism. First american decleration that they would step in to deal with soviet aggression. Laid foundatin for formation of Marshall Plan
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    $13 billion foreign aid package designed to help Europe recover from the devastation of World War II. Eastern Europe did not receive aid. Cemented the economic schism.
  • Sovietisaiton In Romania and Bulgaria

    June 1947, Romania non communist national peasant party supressed and its leader luliu maniu sentenced to life imprisonment. August 1947, petkov, leader of opposition Agrarian Peasant Party tried and shot for working for ' Anglo- American Imperialism ".
    sovietisation did not lead to shift in soviet controlled territory as soviet troops had already been in the countriess in
    WW2.However,it led to change of perception of US as Truman concluded he should not babysit the soviets anymore
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    led to increase in military insecurity. Contributed to the formation of NATO. The blockade ended any hope of agreement between east and west germany and germany was split into tow states of east and west. its partition is a micro schism of the division in europe
  • NATO

    Began the military split. shows change in perception of the US as it was the first time US participate in a militart partnership ( US did not participate in Brussels pact ). it showed us commitment to defend its allies
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Soviet Union forms the Warsaw Pact, a Communist military alliance intended to counter the threat posed by the West's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Formed after Western Germany joined NATO. Continuity of USSR security aimss in the Berlin Blockade. Warsaw Pact formalised the military schism.
  • US change in plaPlans for Germany from destruction to reconstruction was made public

    By 1946, US realised the importance of Germany as the driver of the european economy. In September 1946, the US change in plans for Germany from destruction to reconstruction was made public.
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    Origins Of Cold War