Flashcards in Start Of The Cold War Deck (17):
When was the Yalta conference
What was discussed at yalta
Poland, pows, division of Germany and post war Europe
Who were at Yalta
Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill
When did Potsdam take place
What did they finalise at Potsdam
Reparations and the division of Germany
When was the atom bomb dropped
Why did it start the arms race
It caused tension as it was not talked about at Potsdam it it scared the Soviet Union as they didn’t have a atom bomb of their own.
What was Stalin’s takeover of the EE called
The Iron Curtain
What did Stalin want in Europe
A buffer zone
What country’s were part of his buffer zone
Bulgaria Poland Hungary
How did the USSR take over countries
He used violence, rigged elections and he also got rid of monarchies
What was the purpose of the Truman doctrine
To contain communism and to help in the Greek civil war.
What was Marshall aid
It was a programme that was made to help war torn countries.
What was Stalin’s response to the Marshall plan
Stalin created Comecon and cominform
Why did the Berlin blockade happen
This 2as because Stalin’s side was weak where as the West’s were strong as they had converted in to a join effort called a trizania, and they introduced the deutschmark. This made Stalin angry also he cut all supply lines to Berlin.
What were the 3 possible options for West Berlin in regards to the Berlin blockade
Leave, fight or airlift