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1Chapter 28, Section 1: The Cold War Begins Main Idea: After WWII, distrust betweenthe US & USSR led to the Cold War.
2The Cold War [1945-1991]: An Ideological Struggle US & the Western DemocraciesSoviet & Eastern Bloc NationsGOAL “Containment” of CommunismGOAL spread Communism world-wideMETHODOLOGIES:Espionage [KGB vs. CIA]Arms Race [nuclear escalation] & Space RaceDivision of Europe [“Iron Curtain”: NATO (Democratic) vs. Warsaw Pact (Communist)]Competition for Third World peoples [Communist govt. vs. democratic govt.] “proxy wars”
3Understanding Capitalism vs. Communism COMMUNIST THEORYWorkers, as a community, own and run all businesses, industry and farms. Economically all people would benefit equally.Socially this creates a classless society with great freedom where all people would be considered equal (everybody is in the “working class”).Promotes cooperation with government- owned businesses.CAPITALIST THEORYBusinesses, farms and industry are privately owned by individuals who profit from the sale of goods produced.Individuals pay for the labor based on the efficiency and the skill of the worker. This system creates a social and economic class system (rich, middle & poor).Promotes competition between privately-owned businesses.
4Communism: From Theory to Practice Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto, promising a workers’ paradise & creating the Communist theory.MarxismVladimir Lenin seizes control of agrarian Russia (WWI), imposing limited liberty.LeninismJoseph Stalin takes control of Russia &forces industrialization on the agrarian society.He centralizes power & takes away most freedoms.He takes control of Eastern Block countriesStalinism
5A. Origins of the Cold War Growing DistrustCold War – a state of constant tension between nations w/out actual fightingUS & USSR were allies during WWII, but after the war they become bitter rivals for the next 50 years (distrust).USSR (East) = Communism/Socialism vs. US (West) = Democracy/CapitalismBroken PromisesThe Soviets drove Germany through Eastern Europe during WWII, then left their troops in those countries after the war. These 8 nations became “satellite nations,” with harsh communist dictators controlled by the USSR.The “Iron Curtain”British leader Winston Churchill coined the term “iron curtain” to describe the separation of the communist nations of Eastern Europe from the democratic countries of Western Europe.Expansion (USSR) vs. Containment (US)
7B. The U.S. Responds The Truman Doctrine The Marshall Plan Truman’s US Cold War policy is called containment, meaning to keep communism from spreading beyond its current borders.The Truman DoctrineTruman Doctrine – The US pledged to help (money & weapons) nations threatened by communist expansionsuccessful in Greece & Turkey ($400mill)The Marshall PlanMarshall Plan – Secretary of State George Marshall feared that the war-damaged countries of Western Europe were vulnerable from weak economiesThe US pledged over $12 billion to rebuild European economies damaged by WWII, so that they would not turn to communism as a solution to their problems. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!)
8Soviet Communist Threat To US & Western Europe Following WWII Western European Conditions After WWIIHUNGERPOVERTYDESPAIRMay cause Western Europeans to vote leaders into office who would align their country with the Soviet Union, thus causing the spread of communism.
9The Marshall Plan PURPOSES Provide Europeans with an attractive option to communismMake the U.S. look good by giving Europeans hope by providing for immediate needs of the peopleProvide financial opportunities for the U.S. to later trade with European nationsCause Stalin (Soviet Union) to put up a “wall” dividing Europe which aided containment of communismCause friction between Stalin and satellite countries by forbidding acceptance of U.S. aideImmediate needs include food, clothing and shelter.
10U.S. and WESTERN EUROPEAN TRADE U.S. gives grants to Western EuropeW. Europeans have money to purchase goods to rebuildW. Europeans continue to trade with the U.S.U.S. companies and farmers sell goods to EuropeU.S. economy flourishesW. Europeans rebuild
11* The U.S. gave over $12 billion in aid to European countries between 1948 and 1952, helping to improve their economies and lessen the chance of communist revolutions.
12Copies of this picture are found in the first part of the lesson plan.
14C. Crisis Over BerlinAfter WWII, Germany was divided into 4 zones occupied by the US, Britain, France & the USSR. Berlin was also divided, but was located in Soviet zone.3 zones combined to form the democratic West Germany, while the Soviet zone became East Germany, a communist country.Stalin closed all land routes to West Berlin, cutting it off from the rest of the world so that the USSR could control it.Berlin AirliftThe Berlin Airlift – for almost a year, the US flew supplies into W. Berlin to keep it going. Stalin reopened the routes (big psychological victory for the US).Berlin WallBerlin Wall – Soviets built a wall across the city of Berlin in Aug to prevent East Germans from fleeing to West Berlin, and then West Germany (embarrassing). It will stay until 1989.Soviets send troops & tanks to Czech. in 1968 to end proposals of freedom there.
15Yalta Conference:2/45 Potsdam Conference: 7/45 FDR wants quick Soviet entryinto Pacific war.FDR & Churchill concede Stalinneeds buffer, FDR & Stalinwant spheres of influence anda weak Germany.Churchill wants strong Germany as buffer against Stalin.FDR argues for a ‘United Nations’.FDR dead, Churchill out as Prime Minister during conf.Stalin only original.The US has the A-bomb.Allies agree Germany to be divided into occupation zones.Poland moved around to suit the Soviets.P.M. Clement President Joseph Atlee Truman StalinChurchill Roosevelt Stalin
16Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin The “Big Three”Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin
17Occupation zones after 1945 Occupation zones after Berlin is the multinational area within the Soviet zone.In June of 1948, the French, British and American zones were joined into the nation of West Germany after the Soviets refused to end their occupation of Germany.
18The Division of Germany:1945 -1990 Berlin Blockade & Airlift ( )
19The Berlin Wall and its crossing points Total length around West Berlin 91 milesBorder between East and West Berlin 27 milesNumber of watch towers 302Number of bunkers 20Concrete wall height ft
22The Berlin Wall Goes Up (1961) Ich bin ein Berliner! (1963)President Kennedy tells Berliners that the West is with them!
23D. New Alliances Cold War Alliances United Nations North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – made up of democratic countries from Western Europe & North America (The US & Canada)The Warsaw Pact – made up of communist countries (The USSR & the satellite nations)United NationsUnited Nations (UN) – new international peacekeeping organization (51 original members)General Assembly - every memberSecurity Council – only certain membersMost successful in fighting hunger & disease & improving educationFood, medicine & supplies for famine & other natural disasters. Relief in war-torn countries.
28E. 1949: Year of ShocksThe USSR successfully tested an atomic bomb in September. The US is no longer the only country with atomic weaponsWe lost the “upper hand.” Did spies help them?Mao Zedong led the Chinese Communists to victory over Chiang Kai-shek, who was backed by the US, in a Chinese civil war.China is now the People’s Republic of China.Mao’s victory meant that the largest nation in Asia was now communist. Along w/ the USSR, they made up about ¼ of the land on Earth.Even though the communist leaders of China & the Soviet Union often disagreed with each other, this news contributed heavily to Americans’ fears of communist revolutions in other places around the world.Chinese poster saying: "Chairman Mao is the Red sun of our hearts."
29Growing Interest in China People’s Republic of China:In the 1940’s, China was embroiled in a civil war.NationalistsLed by Chiang Kai-shekCommunistsLed by Mao Zedong
30U.S. gave Chiang Kai-shek millions of dollars, but the communists won the war. China became a communist country, & Chiang Kai-shek & his forces fled to Taiwan.