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1  starter activity Stick a statement describing how Communism was established in Eastern Europe on the correct country on the map

2 How far was Truman responsible for increasing Cold War tensions? Judge the impact of Truman’s character on Cold War relations Identify reasons for Truman Doctrine & Marshall Aid  LOs

3 Read about Truman’s life. Highlight in red evidence suggesting he was a ‘confrontationalist’ and in green that he was a conciliator.

4 How much did Truman and Churchill have in common?

5  Your task What led Truman to introduce the ‘Truman Doctrine’? Read p.26-7 and takes notes. What led Truman to introduce the ‘Truman Doctrine’? Read p.26-7 and takes notes. 

6 Truman Doctrine Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’, recommending firm action against Soviet expansion (1946) Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’, recommending firm action against Soviet expansion (1946) Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech (1946) Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech (1946) Civil war between monarchists & communists Civil war between monarchists & communists GB govt unable to continue military & economic aid GB govt unable to continue military & economic aid ‘Iron Fist’ & containment of spread of communism ‘Iron Fist’ & containment of spread of communism

7 Dresden, How can this source be used to show why the USA took an interest in European affairs after WWII?

8  Your task Read p.26-7 and notes the reasons why General Marshall introduced his Aid Plan. Read p.26-7 and notes the reasons why General Marshall introduced his Aid Plan. Note down how the USSR responded to it Note down how the USSR responded to it George Marshall, US Sec of State, 1947

9 Marshall Aid Need for economic recovery after WWII Need for economic recovery after WWII ‘The most unselfish act in history’ (Churchill) ‘The most unselfish act in history’ (Churchill) Market for US goods Market for US goods Avoid global recession Avoid global recession Fear of Europe becoming ‘breeding grown’ for communism Fear of Europe becoming ‘breeding grown’ for communism

10 Map showing amount of aid received by European countries

11 Soviet reaction Dollar imperialism Dollar imperialism Eastern European countries pressurised to refuse Eastern European countries pressurised to refuse Cominform (1947) Cominform (1947) Comecon (1949) Comecon (1949)

12 Plenary Plenary What evidence is there to suggest Truman was personally responsible for raising Cold War tensions? What evidence is there to suggest Truman was personally responsible for raising Cold War tensions? Explain the meaning of these terms: ‘Iron Fist’, containment, dollar imperialism, cominform, comecon Explain the meaning of these terms: ‘Iron Fist’, containment, dollar imperialism, cominform, comecon  Extension: Was the Marshall Aid plan really ‘the most unselfish act in history’?  Extension: Was the Marshall Aid plan really ‘the most unselfish act in history’?

13  Homework Prepare for a slip test on chapters 1 & part of 2 of your text book (p.1-29). Threshold 50% Prepare for a slip test on chapters 1 & part of 2 of your text book (p.1-29). Threshold 50% Complete the source investigation to extend your knowledge and reading about the Truman Doctrine using ‘Cold War: History at Source’, p Complete the source investigation to extend your knowledge and reading about the Truman Doctrine using ‘Cold War: History at Source’, p

14  Extension Produce a factoid on George C Marshall, author of the European Recovery Programme. Research Marshall’s personal life as well as the aims and beneficiaries of the plan. Produce a factoid on George C Marshall, author of the European Recovery Programme. Research Marshall’s personal life as well as the aims and beneficiaries of the plan.


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