Beginning of the Cold War

Beginning of the Cold War

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  • We should divide Germany into 4 parts and hold free elections
  • We're going to rig the elections in order to spread communism
  • We need to set up a blockade to stop supplies from getting into Berlin
  • The Yalta conference is held and it is decided that Germany would be divided into 4 pieces and split among the U.S., France, Britain, and the Soviet Union.  It was also decided that free elections would be held in Europe
  • The U.S. will agree to protect any nation that is fighting against communism
  • The U.S. will provide supplies to suffering European countries in order to increase our reputation
  • Stalin broke his promise at the Yalta conference by not holding the free elections.  Stalin rigged the Soviet elections in order to spread Communism
  • Anyone in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agrees to protect each other in the event that communists attack
  • Stalin sent out troops the block off any roads leading into Berlin, so that part of Berlin would be unable to get supplies
  • We need to form the Warsaw alliance of all the Communist governments to combat NATO
  • The Truman doctrine was a promise by America to help any nation that was in a fight against communism.  The Marshall plan was a plan to give $13 billion to suffering European countries in order to convince those countries to support America instead of supporting communist countries
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was a group of the U.S., Canada, and several other European countries.  The group was an alliance were if anyone in the group was attacked, the other members of NATO would help them fight
  • In order to combat the NATO alliance, Stalin created his own alliance of communist governments known as the Warsaw pact
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