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BC: Citations | "Marshall Plan." Web. 13 May 2011. "Truman Doctrine." Web. 13 May 2011. "NATO." Web. 13 May 2011. One Note.

FC: The Cold War | USSR | United States | 1945 | 1991 | By: Nick Gibb

1: The Cold War was the follow up to WWII. It was between the USSR and the US. They were both trying to be better than the other, and they were in an arms race to creating nuclear missiles. It was called the cold war because there wasn't any conflict.

2: The Truman Doctrine | The Truman Doctrine stated that the United States would provide money to countries threatened by Communist expansion. The Truman Doctrine was created by President Harry S Truman on March 12, 1947.

3: The Marshall Plan | The idea behind the Marshall Plan was that communism was successful in countries with economic problems. The Soviets saw the Marshall Plan as an attempt to buy the support of countries. | the Soviet Union was unable to provide much financial aid. By 1947 the split in Europe between the United States and the Soviet Union had become a fact of life. | COMECON failed because

4: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization | In 1949 NATO was created. NATO is an alliance system based on the North Atlantic Treaty. The 12 original countries include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, and United States. Today NATO consists of 28 countries. | This is the NATO flag/emblem.

5: Warsaw Pact | The Warsaw Pact was created in may 1955. Members include Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania. The Warsaw Pact consisted of all communist states. The purpose of the Warsaw Pact was for mutual defense.

6: The Arms Race | The arms race was basically a rivalry between the USSR and USA to see who could be "better". They would keep trying to one up the other, mainly with nuclear weapons. Another part of the arms race was the first person to get to space, and the USSR beat USA with the satellite called Sputnik. The arms race still goes on today but, not as much with nuclear weapons, as both countries fear a WWIII.

7: To the left is a picture of the first satellite in space called Sputnik | To the right is USA'a first Hydrogen bomb mushroom cloud called the Ivy Mike

8: Vietnam War | The Vietnam War was between North Vietnam (communist) and South Vietnam (democratic). North Vietnam was attacking government in South Vietnam. The USA tried to helped South Vietnam but North Vietnam ended up winning because USA wasn't used to Guerilla Warfare, they didn't have the right tactics and strategies to fight in the jungle. This fits into the Cold War because it was USA trying to get rid of communism.

9: The picture below is Vietnam Troops carrying a wounded soldier

10: Rivalry | Another rivalry that reminds me of the Cold War rivalry is the rivalry between Tom and Jerry. Tom is a house cat that always trying to "one up" Jerry. Tom will try to capture Jerry while Jerry is already planning on him trying to capture him, so he creates a different plan that sabotages Tom's plan. As with the cold war arms race they would always try to be better than the other.

11: the picture above is a picture of Tom and Jerry

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