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“Cold War” Cause & Effect. Many nations needed economic help to recover from the devastation of World War II & resist communism Each side believed the other had the wrong system of government The U.S. wanted to stop the spread of communism

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cold war cause effect
“Cold War” Cause & Effect
  • Many nations needed economic help to recover from the devastation of World War II & resist communism
  • Each side believed the other had the wrong system of government
  • The U.S. wanted to stop the spread of communism
  • Too many East Germans were fleeing embarrassing Communists
  • Truman would not let Berlin fall into Soviet hands
  • Germans could no longer cross to each side of the city and many were cut off from family
  • The U.S. gave $12 billion in aid to Western European Nations
  • The U.S. helped Greece and Turkey withstand communist threats
  • The Cold War began and lasted nearly 50 years
  • Stalin realized that the West would not abandon West Berlin & lifted the blockade
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“Cold War” Cause & Effect

1. Relationship

  • Each side believed the other had the wrong system of government
  • The Cold War began and lasted nearly 50 years

2. Containment

  • The U.S. wanted to stop the spread of communism
  • The U.S. helped Greece and Turkey withstand communist threats

3. Marshall Plan

  • Many nations needed economic help to recover from the devastation of World War II & resist communism
  • The U.S. gave $12 billion in aid to Western European Nations

4. Airlift

  • Truman would not let Berlin fall into Soviet hands
  • Stalin realized that the West would not abandon West Berlin & lifted the blockade

5. Berlin Wall

  • Too many East Germans were fleeing embarrassing Communists
  • Germans could no longer cross to each side of the city and many were cut off from family
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“Cold War”Review Key Terms
  • Cold War – rivalry/standoff
  • Satellite nations – eastern European countries
  • “Iron Curtain” barrier
  • Truman Doctrine – program
  • United Nations – peacekeeping force