The Cold War. 2 Superpowers: USA vs. USSR. 1945-1991. USSR wants to spread communism all over Eastern Europe USSR refuses to give up its portion of Germany (& of Berlin ) Germany becomes 2 countries East – Communist West – Democratic Berlin was also divided East – Communist
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The Cold War
The Soviet Union annexed several surrounding countries. Winston Churchill called it an “IronCurtain” to describe the separation of Europe
1. Truman Doctrine
lead the fight against communism
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3. Stop the Domino Theory
5. They form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1. The Soviet Union created a blockade (blocking railroads and trucks) around Berlin to keep supplies from coming into the democratic part of Berlin. They hoped to force the Allies to give up control of Berlin to the Soviets.
3. They formed the Warsaw Pact