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1

atlantic charter

create un
not league of nations

2

politically stable after wwii?

un
no revanchism → french revenge like wwi
no one really cared bout land
democratic govs !!
welfare !!

3

cause for cold war

revisionism → us 'made world safe for democracy' → really just making it safe for us trade

4

yalta conference

after wwii
decide german future
big three
division of germany
four zones france gb us ussr

5

kpd

german communist party
supported by ussr

6

containment

kennan
long telegram
containment of communism

7

truman doctrine

support democrats
resist commies
30 million to greeks and turkey

8

north atlantic treaty organizatioin

nato
us lead
anti communist

9

percentage agreement

divided e europe into spheres of influence based on percentages

10

iron curtain

soviet control over e euro

11

marshall plan

offer more money to e euro
anti commie

12

oeec

organization for euro economic cooperation
handled $ from marshall plan
lower and remove tarriffs

13

ecsc

euro coal steel community
combined and distributed coal/steel in member states

14

european parliament

court of justice

15

treaty of rome

ecsc → euro econ community
common market !!

16

euro single act

free movement between member nations
capital, labor, and banking/insurance

17

maastricht treaty

common currency
the EURO !!

18

EU

euro union
eec → eu
more than just econ, now about defence, justice, environment

19

national health service

nhs
gb
cradle to grave social welfare
free healthcare

20

age of austerity

gb
↓ economy
indebted to usa
wartime rationing

21

politics of consensus

gb
labour party and conservative party agreed
provide social service
gov should manage economy

22

gb economic decline after wwii

older factories
old technology
no central econ planning
aggressive unions

23

margaret thatcher

first female pm
conservative

24

thatcherism

margaret thatcher
econ policies
tight control on $ reduce inflation
cuts in public spending
cut taxes > mostly for high earners

25

de gualle

fourth republic no le gusta