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1 The Origins of the Cold War Prof. Jeremi Suri http://jeremisuri.net http://jeremisuri.net

2 Key points: 1.Total War and the Atomic Bomb 2.International Threats 3.George Kennan and Cold War Containment

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5 Hiroshima, late 1945 and today

6 Los Alamos, 1942-1945

7 Robert Oppenheimer

8 Henry Stimson

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10 Winston Churchills Iron Curtain Speech, 5 March 1946

11 What were the key elements of the Cold War? Fear Continuous mobilization Bipolar alliances

12 Key Cold War institutions: National Security Council (NSC) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) KGB

13 George F. Kennan

14 Key elements of Kennans containment strategy Control 4 of the 5 core areas of military-industrial power; Use a diversity of means to keep the core military-industrial areas out of Soviet hands, and foster their democratic development; Appeal to the particular national interests of different areas.


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