THE START OF THE COLD WAR. YALTA CONFERENCE - FEB 1945. Attended by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Creation of the United Nations. Stalin agrees to enter the Pacific war after the defeat of Germany.
1946 – Joseph Stalin begins transferring all industrial assets from Eastern European Satellites to the Soviet Union. “Capitalism and Communism are incompatible and another World War is inevitable!” The Soviet Union will now begin focusing on producing Weapons rather than Consumer Goods.
Take a few minutes to reflect on the Truman Doctrine. Also think about what was happening in the world around us in 1947.
Please take a position as to whether the Truman Doctrine was a positive or negative policy for the United States of America. How can such a policy get us in trouble as a nation?