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1 Chapter 26: The Cold War

2 Clash of Interests Soviet Union America Concerned about security
Wanted Germany to be weak Suspicious of capitalistic nations America Wanted economic growth Promote democracy Free Enterprise system (private property and limited gov)


4 Yalta Conference Plan for post-war world Plan for Poland:
Polish Dem. gov. vs. Polish communist government U.S. vs. U.S.S.R. Free leaders recognize Polish gov. set up by Russia with prior Polish leaders Declaration of Liberated Europe People will choose the form of government under which they will live

5 Dividing Germany Germany divided into 4 zones
G.B., U.S., France and Russia get a zone Berlin divided among the 4 countries

6 Potsdam Conference Truman and Stalin meet at Potsdam to work out a deal on Germany Truman concerned about German industry Stalin wanted Germany’s reparations Truman vs. Stalin: Truman wants Stalin to take reparations from the Soviet Zone – Stalin hates this!!! Truman gives Stalin industrial equipment & threatens US has atom bomb TENSIONS ARISE!!!

7 Containing Communism George Kennan
Explains Soviet behavior Sends the long telegram – 5,540 word message Soviets insecure with West – no agreements with Americans Long Telegram secures idea of Containment

8 Crisis In Iran During WWII After WWII American troops in Southern Iran
Soviets in Northern Iran Issues over securing oil supply lines After WWII Soviets refuse to withdraw from Japan Stalin helps Iranians in North form a Communist government

9 Truman Doctrine (1947) Soviets focusing on Turkey
Dean Acheson (pres. Advisor) tells Truman Soviets need to see American force March 12, 1947 Truman Doctrine $400 million to fight communists in Greece and Turkey Goal was to aid free peoples resisting Communism Pledged the US to fight Communism worldwide

10 Marshall Plan Postwar Europe in economic problems
Marshall Plan would provide economic recovery Provided billions for supplies, machinery, and food into Western Europe PREVENTED COMMUNISM FROM SPREADING!!!


12 Crisis in Berlin Western Europe’s prosperity depended on Germany
Soviets trying to undermine Germany’s economy Democratic countries join zones to allow Germans to have their own gov. West Germany – Democratic East Germany – Russia


14 Berlin Air Lift Splitting Germany = Soviets not getting reparations they wanted Soviets cut off all road and rail traffic to West Berlin (democratic zone) Soviets trying to get all of Berlin Truman orders Berlin Air Lift 11 months long Planes dropped 2 million tons of supplies Airlift symbolized American fight for a Democratic Germany

15 NATO North Atlantic treaty Organization Warsaw Pact
12 countries involved Members would aid any country attacked by Russia Warsaw Pact Russian military alliance in eastern Europe


17 Civil War in China Mao Zedong (communist) vs. Chiang Kai-shek (Nationalist) After WWII Civil War broke out again!!! To support Nationalist cause – US sends $2 billion to Chiang Kai-shek Poor military planning – Mao wins!!! People’s Republic of China established

18 The Korean War American and Soviet forces remove Japanese from Korea
Korea Divided at the 38th Parallel North: Russia South: U.S. Both countries fund the troops in their zone North Korean troops invade South Korea on June 25, 1950


20 The UN Intervenes Pres. Truman orders Air and Sea forces into South Korea Gets permission from the UN Truman orders MacArthur to fight in Korea U.S. forces are driven from 38th parallel to “Pusan perimeter” MacArthur invades North Korea (by surprise) at Inchon and maintains the 38th parallel


22 China Enters War Chinese sees UN troops as a threat and launch an attack on the Americans Troops are driven back below 38th parallel (AGAIN!!!) MacArthur wants more troops (nationalist forces from China) called for the blockade of Chinese ports Use A-Bomb on Chinese cities Truman denies and fires MacArthur Maintains limited war!!!

23 Ch. 26 Sect. 3 New Red Scare Fear of Communists taking over World
Igor Gouzenko defected – US learns of Communist subversion Loyalty Review Prog. Federal workers screened for being Communist 6 million screened – 2000 quit – 212 fired for “questionable loyalty” HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) makes HUAC important Infiltrated groups and wiretapped phones

24 Alger Hiss Lawyer and diplomat Accused of being a Communist and a spy
Secret gov. documents and microfilm (called “pumpkin papers”) revealed Hiss was a spy Jury convicts Hiss of perjury

25 The Rosenbergs American commies selling A-Bomb secrets
Klaus Fuchs sent info to Soviet Union Implements Julius and Ethel Rosenberg – who were part of Communist party Gov. gave Rosenbergs DEATH PENALTY for espionage Executed June, 1953 Project Verona – cryptographers cracked Russian codes

26 McCarran Act Internal security act
Illegal to form anything leading to a totalitarian gov. Truman vetoed the act – but congress passes it Never very effective

27 McCarthyism Senator Joseph McCarthy claims he knew of American communists Never revealed Americans names!!! Claimed high ranking Gov officials were Red Investigation = Witch Hunt McCarthyism – damaging reputations with bogus charges!!!

28 McCarthy’s Downfall McCarthy looked for spies in Army
Army claims no spies – McCarthy takes fight to TV Bullies officers Public support starts to fade Senate passes a vote of censure – McCarthy fades away!!!

29 Nuclear Bomb!!! America prepares for atomic war “Duck and Cover”
Fallout shelters were built for safety.

30 Ch. 26 Sect. 3 Election of 1952 Eisenhower
Adlai Stevenson (gov Illinois) Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower wins!!! Eisenhower D-Day general Military and Economy key to winning Cold War “New Look” in defenses Nuclear Weapons give “More Bang for the Buck”

31 Sputnik Crisis Airforce unveils B-52 bombers
ICBM’s (inter-continental ballistic missiles) Soviets launch SPUTNIK – first satellite!!! US feels they are falling behind! Congress creates: NASA National Defense Education Act

32 Brinkmanship Willingness to threaten nuclear war to maintain peace
Korean War ends with an armistice (July, 1953)

33 Taiwan Crisis China tries to control Taiwan
Taiwan part of barrier against Communism in Asia Ike threatens Nuclear weapons China backs down

34 Suez Crisis US helps Egypt build a dam on the Nile River
Egypt bought weapons from Communists US leaves project – Egypt seizes Suez Canal for $ Russia wins out – Arab nations begin taking Communist Money

35 Fighting Communism Covertly
Eisenhower uses CIA to wage covert war 1958 – IKE and Khrushchev meet at summit in Paris U-2 Spy plane and Francis Gary Powers Incident ruins summit

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