Presentation on theme: "Origins of the Cold War Ch 13.1. Monday, May 7, 2012 Daily goal(s): Understand the causes of the Cold War. Understand how Containment and the Truman Doctrine."— Presentation transcript:
Monday, May 7, 2012 Daily goal(s): Understand the causes of the Cold War. Understand how Containment and the Truman Doctrine dealt w/ Communism.
Brainstorm What is Communism? Write down 5 things you associate with Communism.
What happened to the World Powers? World Powers Before WWII Germany- France- Britain- America- Soviet Union- Status after WII Defeated/Broke Humiliated/Broke Weak/Broke Victorious/Booming Victorious/Rebuilding
Cold War? Why do you think its called a Cold War?
The Cold War Era of confrontation and competition between the US and Soviet Union from 1946-1990.
Background information The United States believed that economic problems (the Depression) caused WWII. Countries with high unemployment elected radical leaders (Hitler! Mussolini!) The Depression was worsened by limiting trade. FDR believed creating economic growth would build world peace. Trade barriers were largely eliminated.
Conflicting Goals AmericanSoviet Spread Democracy Promote economic growth through Capitalism Help Germany rebuild Wanted to control countries in Eastern Europe to secure its’ border Spread Communism Wanted a weak and divided Germany
The Conferences Before the War’s end the Allies were meeting to plan the post war world. YaltaPotsdam Poland would be a communist country. The people of Europe would be able to pick their own government. Germany would be divided. Germany would be split into 4 zones Germany would no longer be allowed to have a military.