Cold War

Cold War

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  • We should establish an organization of nations.
  • I agree.
  • All European countries should hold free elections. 
  • Okay.  We can rig the elections.
  • We need to spread Communism.  We can't lose the elections.
  • We should provide aid to countries in need, so they will support us.  
  • We should commit to helping any nation fight communism.
  • Yalta conference including the "Big Three," Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.  They decided to establish the United Nations, and they decided to have all European countries hold free elections.
  • Okay.  We can create a blockade
  • We need to control all of Berlin, so it doesn't become united again
  • Joseph Stalin decides that they need to spread Communism to protect the Soviet Union in case Germany attacks again.  Stalin decides to rig elections, so there are more Communist countries.
  • Okay.  We can call it the Warsaw Pact.
  • Because the Western countries made NATO, we need to make one of our own.
  • Chiang Kai-shek has been overthrown by Mao Zedong.
  • President Truman and George Marshall coming up with the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan to help European countries and gain their support.  
  • Great, now we have a strong ally in Asia. 
  • Joseph Stalin reacting to the uniting of the Western parts of Berlin, and in order to make West Berlin leave, he cut off the supplies, so they would starve. 
  • Joseph Stalin reacting to the making of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization and making his own organization called the Warsaw Pact.
  • Joseph Stalin hearing about the change of government in China to Communism.  Now the Soviet Union has a large, powerful ally in Asia.
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