Presentation on theme: "Chapter 27 Section 3 The Cold War Begins. Roots of the Cold War n Intense rivalry between the USSR & U.S. -> struggle for international dominance n Cold."— Presentation transcript:
Roots of the Cold War n Intense rivalry between the USSR & U.S. -> struggle for international dominance n Cold War = competition for global power n - waged on political & economic fronts n - threat of all all out war n - economic & political differences
n 1.State controlled economy n 2.one party rule n 3.suppression of religion n 4.use of force n After WWI soviets take Baltic states - captured Poland & Romania, Manchuria
n Will maintain influence in Eastern Europe “ buffer zone” n Installed pro-soviet puppet govts.= satellite nations n W. Europe controls W. Germany n Stalin withdraws from the middle east n “Iron Curtain speech” Churchill n George Kennans “containment doctrine” - cold war strategy
Deadlock Over Atomic Weapons n American fear a nuclear war ! n US develops more powerful bombs n Soviets test their first bomb in 1949 n “Nuclear Arms Race” n 1946 Congress passed Atomic Energy Act - Atomic Energy Commission = oversee research & promote peaceful uses n Supports the weapons program
Containment Around the World n Prospects for cooperation dimmed n Greece 1946,civil war :rebels ->Soviets n monarchy-> Gt. Britain n Britain can’t continue support n Truman Doctrine = US will support free people who resist attempted subjugation n Congress approves $400 million in aid to Greece & Turkey
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