Cold War

Cold War

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Cold War SS Project

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  • 1947 - Leader of the USSR Joseph Stalin and The President of the US Harry S Truman. Conflict between the superpowers arose after WWII because the were embracing different ideologies. US - Liberalism. USSR - Communism
  • The Start...
  • I'm so much better than than you and way more super.
  • Haha no. I'm way way better than you and way more super. Plus I have cooler toys then you. So HA!
  • The Truman Doctrine annoucement that aiding counties postwar such as Turkey and Greece, but came with a price of helping the US contain and eliminate communism. This then led to the Marshall Plan that had much larger aid and similar principles.
  • We must eradicate communism. Think about the children!
  • Both US and USSR had access to nuclear weapons and WMD. Which could potentially blow the whole world up. This is MAD. The nuclear war is unwinnable and isn't desired and because of this they are deterred of involving nuclear weapons and starting a war.
  • We could blow each other up but I'm WAY into this TV show and I HAVE to see how it ends.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis is a great example of brinkmanship. US didn't want to trade with Cuba So USSR stepped in and funded Cuban products. Since US didn't want any of the USSR and Cuba influence they began a trade embargo against Cuba. USSR had missiles in Cuba and Us had missiles in Turkey. Tensions arose and they were on the brink of war. They eventually had a deal and agreed to remove the missiles.
  • US and USSR were beginning to ease tensions after Stalin died and Khrushchev was in power and embraced peaceful coexistence. This was also after the Cuban Missile Crisis. The arms race was costing billions of dollars and both superpowers couldn't continue, this also contributed to reducing tensions. The period of reducing tensions is called détente.
  • I'm gonna be the bigger man ans settle this tension between us plus I'm broke so...
  • Ronald Reagan (US) and Mikhail Gorbachev (USSR) had a more peaceful relationship which helped with ending the Cold War but the collapse of the USSR in 1991 was truly the end.
  • But is it really over?
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