Flashcards in The cold war begins 1946-47 Deck (19):
When did Stalin state that he believed it was impossible fr the USA and USSR to work together?
9th February 1946
When was the long telegram?
February 22nd 1946
What was the long telegram?
Article by George Kenan - the deputy head of the US mission in Moscow
it said that the USSR was building its military power in order to spread communism
When was the Novikov telegram?
27th September 1946
What was the Novikov telegram?
Novikovs message to stalin
claimed that the USA were starting a propaganda campaign against the USSR
When was the Iran crisis?
Who occupied Iran after world war 2?
north Iran - USSR
south Iran - Britain
What happened in the Iran crisis?
the USSR had agree to withdraw troops and handover north Iran to Britain by march 1946
USSR didn't withdraw
USA and Britain united to force the USSR to leave
led to a clear division in the grand alliance
When was the iron curtain speech?
What was included in the iron curtain speech?
claimed that the USSR were increasing there sphere of influence to east
called on western nations to resist
When was the Truman doctrine?
What did the Truman doctrine state?
The world had become divided between communism and democracy
The USA would fight for freedom wherever it was threatened
The USA would give economic and military aid to governments threatened by communism
communism should be contained
When was the Marshall plan introduced?
How much did the USA spend on Marshall aid?
What was the USSR's response to Marshall aid and the Truman doctrine?
COMINFORM - communist information Bureau
When was the Molotov plan?
What was the Molotov pan?
A series of mutual trading agreements between the USSR and eastern European states
formed the basis of COMECON
When was COMECON started?