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FC: The Roots of the Cold War

1: The Cold War The Cold War was the period of conflict, tension and competition between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies from the mid-1940s until the early 1990s. Throughout the period, the rivalry between the two superpowers was played out in multiple arenas: military coalitions, ideology, psychology, and espionage, sports; military, industrial, and technological developments, including the space race, costly defence spending; a massive conventional and nuclear arms race, and many proxy wars. b

2: On Dec. 31, 1946, President Truman declared an end to the period of World War II hostilities. Early in 1947 the British said they could not support the Greek government after March 31. Many diplomats feared that the Soviet Union would then spread its power throughout the Middle East. . Truman Doctrine

3: Soviet Flag The flag of the Soviet Union consisted of a plain red flag, with a hammer crossed with a sickle (the hammer and sickle) and a red star in the upper canton. The hammer and sickle symbolized the nation's workers while the red star represented the rule of the Communist Party.

4: Marshall Plan primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger foundation for the allied countries of Europe, and repelling communism after World War II.

5: George C. Marshall December 31, 1880-October 16, 1959, America's foremost soldier during World War II, served as chief of staff from 1939 to 1945, building and directing the largest army in history

6: Containment foreign policy strategy of the United States in the early years of the Cold War | "Containment quote" This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity. --Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964

7: Berlin Airlift

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