Origins of the Cold War

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  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    A strategy meeting held between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill from 28 November to 1 December 1943. Churchill said the USSR could absorb part of eastern poland while the latter gain part of eastern germany. Roosevelt did not object or agree publicly.
  • percentages Agreement

    percentages Agreement
    An agreement between Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill during the Fourth Moscow Conference in 1944, about how to divide various European countries into spheres of influence. Roosevelt did not openly oppose it. Britian was to have 90% in Greece, the USSR to have 90% in Romania and 75% in Bulgaria.
  • $ diplomacy

    Ussr asked $6bil loan from the US.
    US imposed conditons (opening of EEU mkts to their products) in return for the money
    Further $1bil loan by the ussr made 'lost' by the us state department
  • Yalta Agreement

    Yalta Agreement
    The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization. What what agreed:
    US and Britian reject revision of polish border
    inclusion of london poles into lublin committee
    free elections held in poland
    democratic institutions
  • Atomic Diplomacy

    Truman offeref Stalin info about the atomic bomb in return for the rerganzation of soviet controlled govts in Bulgaria and Romania
  • Soviet Action on Manchuria

    Soveit gave japanese weapons to CCP enabling them to establish foothold in machuria and Nchina although they recognised KMT at the legittimate govt.
  • Soviet Action In Korea

    Soviet troops moved across the russian border into Nkorea to take over from te japanese.
    The Us sent troops to occupy Skorea
  • US response to Soviet actions in Manchuria

    The US responded by sending 50 500 marine to Nchina to secure communication centres, road, rail routes and help transport kmt armies in the area
  • Kennan's Long telegramme

    Kennan analysis of soviet foreign policy.
    His telegramme change the course of truman's adminstration to a policy of firmess.
  • Clifford Elsey Report

    this report higlights e.g.s of soviet agg in iran and manchuria.
    identified ideology and not security concerns as the driver of soviet foreign policy.
    serves as justification for the US perspectives of the soviets.
  • Churchill Fe curtain speech

    some themes discuss e long telegramme now aired in public.
    Hardened the attitude of the US public towards the ussr
  • end of all loan negotiations

  • soviet action in iran

    Soviet troops remained in iran after stopping seizures of the persian oil fields.
    This encouraged separatist movement in N provinces of azerjiban and kurdistan.
    The US saw this as an act of aggression.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Laid the foundation of the Marshall plan and was accompanied by the increase in US military. But might not show a change in US perception of the Soviets.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Was supposed to solve the severe economic and psychological crisis in WEU.
    But it's motives were political: to contain communism and create a captive EU market for US goods.
  • The Berlin Blockade

    Russia blocked all roads and rail routes to berlin when the US, Brits and French establish the Deutsche Mark even with their opposition.
  • Formation of NATO

    Formation of NATO
    Begun the military split.
    Formalised when the warsaw pact was created in 1955.
    however , the warsaw pact created in response to WGermany entry to NATO and not to the formation of NATO itself.
    NATO remained as a political association until 1950 when the korean war started and an integrated military structure was set up.
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    Seizure of the control of EEU govts by locl communists backed by soviet troops which were currently occupying the various countries