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1 1 The Cold War Topic B Learning Guide 5

2 2 Q1. By the end of WWII which counties were considered the Big Three? Clement – Britain Truman – USA Stalin - USSR

3 3 COLD WAR ERA 1950s – age of the Bomb shelter (Eisenhower Era) 1960s – Kissinger gave us détente

4 4 1970sDoomsday clock moves closer to 12 midnight. midnight MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 1947 A symbol of nuclear danger created by the bulletin of Atomic Scientists

5 5 Doomsday Clock Graph

6 6 1980s an initial freeze because of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1979)

7 Since Gorbachev has come to power there has been a thaw and a new era of détente.

8 8 THE COLD WAR COLD WAR – tense mood in international relations following the close of WWII USA vs. USSR –Super Powers Capitalist vs. Communism Each side attacked the other, using propaganda, military alliances, politics and economics as their weapons

9 9 HOW THE COLD WAR DEVELOPED The two superpowers –suspicious and afraid of each other mainly because of political, economical, and social differences –Ideological struggle –Western Bloc vs. Eastern Bloc 1.Russian Revolution in 1917 American opposition 1.When Germany was defeated in 1945 USA & USSR of each others aims.

10 – 1947 Soviet Union gained and kept control of several countries in Eastern Europe Bulgaria Romania East Germany Poland Czechoslovakia 4.Soviet Fear of the atomic bomb used by the Americans in 1945 on Nagasaki & Hiroshima

11 11 Eastern Bloc Berlin Western Bloc Iron Curtain W E

12 12 Trieste Vienna Frankfurt Norway Estonia Latvia Lithuania Stockholm Bornholm Murmansk Sweden suspicious and afraid of each other mainly because of political, economical, and social differences


14 14 METHODS OF COLD WAR (How the Cold War was Fought) METHODPOSSIBLE RESULT ALLIANCESDivides the world into two armed camps Increases the likelihood of total war NATO – WARSAW PACT ARMS RACEIncreases the likelihood of armed confrontation Increase in arms spending occurs Money which could be used for economic development or social programs would be spent on arm developments. (nuclear) SPACE RACE/ DEFENCE SYSTEMS Arms race may move into space Tensions could increase as technology expands PROPAGANDAHuman Rights vs. Corrupt Government (USSR) (USA) INFORMATION WAR Spies, microphones, films

15 15 Q2. Describe the percentage agreement. Which European nations were affected by these agreements? Percentage agreement – the division of the Balkans and Europe by the allies and Stalin USSR to control 50% of Yugoslavia & Hungary (soviet satellite) 90% of Romania (soviet satellite) 75% of Bulgaria (soviet satellite) Britain + USA to control 90% of Greece 50% of Yugoslavia & Hungary

16 16 Q3. Majority control came to mean Total control USSR--- liberated one Eastern European country after another. Sphere of Influence: --- who had control over an area The liberation of countries went against the American Policy of self-determination

17 17 Q4. Name the three issues that defied resolutions at Potsdam in Compare the positions of the USA and the former USSR on these issues. 1.Peace treaties, boundaries Who would control Poland & its boundaries USA want London Poles re-instated Stalin wants the Lubtin Poles (pro-soviet) to stay in power 2.Types of governments in eastern Europe Couldnt agree on control of Germany and Poland 3. Final conditions of German disarmament & control over industries Division of Germany/Berlin remained the same as in Yalta (4 zones France, USA, Britain, USSR) Beginning of a bi-polar system

18 18 Q9. The Balance of Power Types: 1.Simple -----balance between equals Triple Alliance vs. the Triple Entente 2. Bipolar between the Super powers USA v.s the USSR ---- Cold War(opposing opinion) 3. Regional NATO / WARSAW Pact Western Bloc vs. the Eastern Bloc

19 19 1.SECURITY 2.STABILITY 3.SURVIAL NORAD: continental Defense system (Canada & the USA Yalta conference 1945 NAZI-SOVIET PACT 1939 Motivation: Q9

20 20 TECHNIQUES Containment Vietnam Alliances Appeasement Brinkmanship Cuban Missile Crises Isolationism Spheres of influence Q9

21 21 Q5. What was the Polish question? West unwilling to confront Stalin Who would govern Poland? Where would Polands boundaries be? Leaders Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt Western Border Oder-Neisse Line – forced the relocation of 6-9 mil. Germans from German occupied regions i.e. East Prussia

22 22 Q6.What does the phrase Iron Curtain refer to and how did Churchill portray the former Soviet Union in his Iron Curtain speech? The division between East and West Europe Encroaching Speech was in response to the refusal of the Soviets to remove occupation forces from Europe

23 23 H.O. Help Greece against the communist (money & arms) Helped the democratic government of Greece A means of protecting spheres of influence Created a conflict between achieving containment and respecting national sovereignty Q7. Retrieval Chart Truman Doctrine.

24 24 Marshal Plan Map

25 25 Q8. Retrieval Chart: The Marshal Plan and the Soviet Response to the Marshall Plan. American foreign policy had to address two issues at the end of WWII: how to contain the spread of communism and how to restore those countries destroyed by war. The philosophy of containment was defined in an influential article written by George F. Kennan for the journal Foreign Affairs. He argued that communism must not be allowed to expand into other territories. The marshal plan, first describe by General George Marshall in a Harvard commencement speech, called for the USA to make available the foods and the technology necessary to restore war ravaged economies. The plan only supported efficient industries and was designed to create independence between nations Its goal was the creation of a unified Europe. It was thought that political union somewhat like the Untied States might follow economic integration.

26 26 The Marshal Plan Also know as the European Recovery Program A concern over the economic collapse of Europe (Great Britain & France) which would leave the USA to hold Western Europe single-handed against the USSR to mid –$13 billion distributed in the for of direct aid, loan guarantees, grants & necessities from medicine to mules. of dollars for economic recovery ---- in return these countries would buy American goods (Tied Aid)

27 27 Creation of its own economic program for eastern bloc countries – Cominform (Communist Information Bureau) –or Comecon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) Stalin established Communist governments in Eastern Europe ---- wants tighter control Created in response to the divergences among the eastern European governments on whether to attend the Paris conference on Marshal Aid in July 1947 Distribution of propaganda to demonstrate the unity and encourage international communist solidarity of its members Soviet Reaction to Marshall Plan

28 28 Cont. Soviet Reaction to Marshall Plan Intended purpose to coordinate actions between Communist Parties under USSR direction In 1948 the Cominform expelled the Yugoslav Communist party because of the defiance by Marshal Tito of Soviet supremacy. A means of protecting spheres of influence Dissolved 1956

29 29 Q10. Movements of independence within the Communist Block Questions 1-4 LG pg 23,24,25

30 30 Both want to demonstrate their super powers) Causes Truman Document Conflict of interest on what was to happen to Germany. –Soviets did not was a separate West German Government. Events USA Congress vote in favor of Marshal Aid USSR view this as an attempt at undermining Soviet influence in Eastern Europe Steps were made to unit the three western zones into a separate West German Federal Republic (part of the Plan for the economic recovery of non-communist Western Europe. USSR view it as an attempt at creating a new stronger Germany Q11. Retrieval Chart: The Berlin Blockade June 1948 – May 1949

31 31 Cont. Q11. Retrieval Chart: The Berlin Blockade June Implementation of a new currency (the Deutschmark) in West Germany to replace the old Reichsmark –USSR see it as an attempt to destroy East German Economy USSR introduce their own currency or the eastern bloc 1948 Soviets staged a blockade of West Berlin by cutting off all railway and road access to the 3 Western sectors of Berlin. The Soviets hoped to secure economic control of all Berlin and Force the Western powers to drop the creation of a separate West German state

32 32 Cont. Q11. Retrieval Chart: The Berlin Blockade The west did not use military force in breaking the blockade as to do so may provoke WWIII. Instead the West banked on the Berlin Air Lift as a solution to deliver thousands of tons of supplies which were flown daily to Berlin The USA was not going to be intimidated Brinkmanship As the blockade continued into 1949, the governments of the USA & Western Europe formed NATO Collective Security

33 33 Cont. Q11. The soviets were anxious to avoid war and finally lifted the blockade in May 1949 detente September 1949: West German Federal Republic

34 34 Berlin Airlift Cartoon Many military operations involved sitting around for long periods of time while important preparations were made. The Berlin Airlift was no exception. This was not a relaxing time. Aircrews had to sit around waiting tensely for their flight to begin. Several American cartoonists commented on this problem. One anonymous cartoonist produced the famous Fassberg diary. This was a joke diary of the Berlin Blockade, and ended with the fliers still transporting goods into Berlin in the year 3200! This cartoon was by Sergeant Jake Schuffert. He drew cartoons most days in the Task Force Times. This was the newspaper produced by the US government especially for the Berlin Airlift and blockade.

35 35 Berlin Wall Cartoon This cartoon was drawn by the artist John Jensen for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, August 26th Most British newspapers were hostile to Communism and all were critical of the building of the Wall. The Telegraph was particularly hostile to Communism. The context of this cartoon is important. The date was roughly the 1st anniversary of the wall being put up. More importantly, the most high profile victim of the wall was an 18 year old East German boy called Peter Fechter. He was shot trying to cross by East German border guards. He bled to death while East German guards looked on and West German guards were forbidden to go and help him. The figure sitting on the body is Khrushchev. The figure with the quill pen is East German Communist leader Walter Ulbricht.

36 36 Q12. NATO Warsaw Pact Compare the origins, memberships and goals of NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Map these alliances NATO 1949 Evolved as a result of the Berlin Blockade (demonstrated USSR was a direct threat to Western Europe) Designed to provide security & counter any potential act of aggression in particular USSR aggression Stop Soviet expansion with collective resistance (collective defense) Stipulated an attack on one was and attack against all

37 37 Q12. NATO Goal was to present a psychological barrier Secure a military balance with the USSR in Europe Strengthen USA position in Europe USA --- rearm Europe --- assume the leadership role Never before had the American joined an alliance in peacetime UN did not give guarantees of peace Belgium, Luxemburg, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Canada, USA, Greece, Spain, Turkey

38 38 Q12. con.t. Warsaw Pact 1955 Evolved as a result of NATO Come to the aid of other members if attacked by western countries East Germany, Romania, Albania, Poland, Hungary, USSR, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria

39 39 Q13. Other Military Alliances ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) Established to achieve peace and justice, security, consolidate representative democracy promote American Solidarity. American dominated designed to resist communism

40 40 Cont. Q13. Other Military Alliances SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION (SEATO) 1954 Pact---USA, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Britain, & France Defense –Provide for mutual action in the event of an attack or internal subversion –Oppose further communist gains in South East Asia. A key in the American policy of containment –dissolved 1977

41 41 Dulles secretary of State / Eisenhower Dulles role was to stop what he believed was a Communist plot to take over the world Helped in the formation of (SEATO) Wanted to liberate people from Communist regimes l Dulles began a policy of brinkmanship – ready to go to war at anytime with the USSR l One of the pioneers of MAD (mutually assured destruction) l Threatened a massive retaliation using H-bombs to contain Soviet aggression l Dulles's promises of support were mostly overstated---exposed when USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising

42 42 Cont. Q13. Other Military Alliances NORTH AMERICAN AIR DEFENCE COMMAND Canada & USA Established nuclear tracking, warning and control stations across the Northern Arctic. Surface – to – air missiles with nuclear warheads introduce 1981 NORAD changes its name to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NAADC)

43 43 REASONS FOR BEING IN NATO & NORAD Positive 1.We are able to sit with the worlds powers, thus increasing Canadian influence in World affairs and with trading partners 2.We are often consulted on European affairs. 3.We are often seen as a middle power that can help to diffuse some volatile situations. 4.We are under he protective umbrella of the worlds super power.

44 44 NEGATIVE 1.Our military contributions are limited and becoming less with the closing of Canadian NATO bases in Germany and the recent announcement of continued downsizing of the Canadian armed forces. 2.These organizations are a restriction on our sovereignty especially by the USA. 3.With the highest per capita debt in the world our money could be better spent paying off the debt or diverting military funds to disadvantaged Canadian.

45 45 Q14. Define the following: Denazification: Removal of sympathizers of the Nazi party from power Détente: relations of international tensions in an attempt by nations to work together to achieve a peaceful coexistence McCarthyism: implied that communism must be stopped Suggestions that USA government officials were communists

46 46 Q15. Key concepts exercises Questions a-j LG pg 26&27 a.The western and eastern nations form into a defensive alliances of NATO and the Warsaw Pact respectively. Balance of power / expansionism b.The Americans propose a plan of economic aid, called the Marshall Plan to war-torn European nations. Containment c.The nations of Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Albania, and Czechoslovakia come under the political control of the Soviet Union. Sphere of influences

47 47 Q15. Cont. d. The western Allies conduct a massive airlift of supplies into West Berlin to counter the Soviet blockade of land routes. Containment e. Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia refuses to allow Soviet political and economic control Sovereignty f. A civil war is Greece threatens the existence of the nations democratic government. g. The Soviets successfully detonate an atomic bomb in Balance of power

48 48 Q15. Cont. h. In October, 156, the Communist party is briefly toppled from power by pro-reform revolutionaries in Hungary. Sovereignty i. The western allies establish an independent government in West Germany and make plans to rearm Germany Balance of power, containment, sphere of influence j. President Truman states that the policy of the United States is to support free peoples who are resisting communist takeover. containment

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