The Cold War
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Stalin also tried unsuccessfully to drive French, British, and
American occupation forces from the German city of Berlin
by blocking highway and railway access.
After prosecuting Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Truman in 1947
also outlined the Marshall Plan,which set aside more than $10 billion for the
rebuilding and reindustrialization of Germany.
The war lasted from 1945-1960.
The Cold War was fought between
the soviet Union and the United
They both possessed hydrogen bombs. They
realized if they used the hydrogen bombs they
would destroy each other.
President Truman’s Postwar Vision
Truman worked to clean up the postwar mess and
establish a new international order.
The Marshall Plan was so successful that factories in Western Europe were exceeding their prewar
production levels within just a few years.
Soviet premier Stalin’s Postwar Vision
Although Stalin joined with the United States in
founding the United Nation, he fought Truman on
nearly every other issue
Determined not to let the city fall, Truman ordered the Berlin
airlift to drop food and medical supplies for starving Berliners.
Stalin followed through on his plan to create a buffer between the
Soviet Union and Germany by setting up pro-Communist
governments in Poland and other Eastern European countries.
Causes of the Cold War