We are the leaders of Great Britain, the U.S., and the Soviet Union and we're important because we own this biz^. And we held several meetings to plan for the post-war world.
Big Three Tea
I want control of islands claimed by Japan, ports ruled by China, and part ownership of a Manchurian railroad
This is the Yalta conference
GOAL!! But the next competitor has the same fire power. It's all gonna end in a M.A.D. Tune in for the next episode.
Capitalism (Western Europe & U.S.) vs. Communism (Eastern Europe & Soviet Union), Iron Curtain is the split between Eastern and Western Europe
Let's create a policy to not let communism spread farther. Even if I accept the status quo, even if you want a more aggressive policy. It is what it is.
Policy of Containment
Marshall PlanDesigned to offer $12 billion in aid to all nations to Europe, including Germany. That would be used to modernize industry, reduce trade barriers, and rebuild Europe's damaged infrastructure. The Soviet Union refused to participate in the plan and so they developed their own.