Causes of Cold War

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  • Marissa Harley
  • Today we will be learning about the causes of the Cold War.
  • The Cold War wasn't an official war, but a term used for the 50 years of battles.
  • Right!
  • The Cold War was the "serious competition" between the US and the Soviet Union. What did these competitions consist of?
  • The competitions between the US and the Soviet Union were the first country to launch a mission into space and having the strongest military, and also spreading political ideals across the world the quickest.
  • What was the Truman Doctrine?
  • Yes!
  • Perfect!
  • It was the strategy organized by President Truman of the U.S. used to help other countries resist Stalin's influence on them about Communism.
  • And the Soviet Union responded to the Truman Doctrine with "Comecon," which provided their Eastern European allies with aid after they denied aid from the U.S.
  • Who can tell me what the EEC is and when it was founded?
  • It was the European Economic Community. The purpose of it was to unify Europe's economy with installments of common agriculture, transportation, trade policies, and common tariffs.
  • It was founded in 1957 and consisted of Western Europe!
  • Finally, even though the US and Soviet Union never declared war, they were engaged in various conflicts known as the "proxy wars." They were the issue of Capitalism (US) against Communism (Soviet Union). And when the Soviet Union dispersed in 1981, the United States "won!"
  • Great work everyone! Keep Studying!
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