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A quiz about the Iron Curtain and its background and effects, and the Truman Doctrine.
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origins of the cold war
origins of the cold war
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What form of protection did Stalin want at the beginning of the Cold War?
A buffer zone of other countries
Treaties between USSR and USA
Power over more countries
Why did he want this protection?
For more control
Against any future invasion of Soviet Russia
So his power over countries wasn't threatened
How did this happen?
Soviet troops freed countries from Nazi control but stayed in control as pro-USSR communist governments were set up
They invaded soon after the Second World War
Stalin already had power in these countries but gradually moved in more troops until they were in control
How did this break an agreement at Yalta?
They had signed a treaty with other countries so there was no chance of invasion
They had agreed that countries freed from German control would have free elections to decide their new government
They had agreed to respect each other's boundaries
The setting up of the UN meant there was to be no indirect form of attack between countries
Whose speech mentioned an 'Iron Curtain'?
Who did not seem concerned at first with this 'Iron Curtain'?
What did Churchill want to resist the expansion of the USSR in the East?
Eastern European countries to join forces to rebel against the Iron Curtain
Treaties and pacts with Eastern European countries to avoid Soviet control
Western powers to have an alliance between them
A form of aid to reach out to these countries and persuade them to boycott communism
The name Iron Curtain means the imaginary line between Communism in the East and Capitalism in the West
Which of these countries were part of the Iron Curtain?
Which of these Iron Curtain countries were communist but independent from the USSR?
The Iron Curtain made the situation more suspicious/ frosty between USSR and the West
The civil war against communists in which country helped Truman to realise there were issues with the East (e.g Iron Curtain)?
What did he realise, what formal document did he record his epiphany in, and in what year?
That the only way to combat USSR's takeover was to use American resources
That they had to fight the communists in the Iron Curtain countries
That he was bored not caring and wanted to be a hero
Which is a summary of this document?
"It is our duty to help countries fighting attempted conquest."
"If we don't do our duty, the peace of the world may be threatened."
"Minority groups who are fighting communism deserve our help."
"Those who fight outside pressures and attempted conquest should be given aid e.g resources, money."
"Our aid will help them to persevere and fight."
"Our aid will persuade them to turn away from outside pressures."
"Our aid will persuade them to turn away from communism."
The policy of containment was founded through Marshall Aid
The policy of containment was founded through the Truman Doctrine
Many capitalists felt the Truman Doctrine was a declaration of war against communism.
Many communists felt the Truman Doctrine was an indirect declaration of war on Stalin.
Many communists felt the Truman Doctrine was an indirect declaration of war on communism.
In this way, many regard the Truman Doctrine as the start of the Cold War.
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