Discussion of the Causes of the Cold War Essay
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Discussion of the Causes of the Cold War
The cold war was a direct result of many causes. The leaders of the world could not agree on very much and lead the world into the cold war. During the second world war, Britain, France, USA and the Soviet Union had all been allies, fighting against Germany. After World War Two, Britain, France and the Usa had become enemies of the Soviets.
The Cold War was caused by several events. The first of the nine events was the yalta conference. The yalta conference was held on 4th February through the 11th 1945. The main discussion was the future of poland, it was decided that poland would be divided and much of the eastern sector was given to the Soviets and the…show more content…
Other disagreements were Reparations, as twenty million Russians had died in the war, this left the Soviet Union devastated, Stalin wanted Compensation from the Germans, however Truman did not want to again make the same mistake as was made with the Treaty of Versailles. The Potsdam conference finished without any agreements to these issues.
Shortly following the Potsdam Conference stalin began to tyrannize in eastern Europe and by 1946 Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, East Germany and Albania all had communist governments, who were all loyal to Stalin. This was known as Salami tactics. The Salami tactics were developed during the period of 1946-47 and was the idea that the communists were taking over Europe "slice by slice".
In March 1946 Winston Churchill gave the Fulton Speech, which described Stalin's actions throughout Eastern Europe as an Iron curtain that had "descended over Europe." As Stalin gradually gained control over more and more countries, there was a border between the Capitialistic West and the Communistic East. He also says " The Communist parties have raised to power far beyond their number and are seeking everywhere to obtain totalitarian control" which is a blatant statement to the Soviets, saying that they are trying to achieve world domination. Stalin believed in order to
Yalta Conference Essay
February 4-11, 1945 the three big powers countries and their heads of the government’s leaders: President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin came to Crimea – Yalta. They were setting a conference that’s aim was discussing after the World War II. Especially they would like to shape a new Europe after the war. The most important thing was structure of the Germany after the war.
The meeting took 8 days and they were practically agreement on specific topics. Conference ended with a Protocol.
First agreement was divided Germany territory in to four ‘part or zones’, first part Britain, second France, third the USSR, and the fourth the USA would occupy Germany after the war.
Second Nazi war criminals must bring to court and Nazi Germany and Its Government was changed and pushed Germans out of Poland.
Third, constructed Poland Provisional Government of National Unity pledged by Stalin to the holding of free and elections not bound by chains as soon as possible and set up a commission to look into restoring after World War II.
At Yalta conference, the negotiations went very much in Stalin's favor; also Stalin wanted to rebuild Port Arthur to be restored with the USSR naval fleet and a port. Manchurian railroads also were to be under control of Soviet-Chinese administration these are still a big opportunity for the USSR to control the all Asia territory.
Stalin gave a commitment to prepare to go to war with the japan. And also these agreements including: Russia would join the war in the Pacific, in return for occupation zones in North Korea and Manchuria. Russia also agreed to join the United Nations.
Although the Conference obviously successful, however, behind the conference, tension was accelerated, particularly about restoring, and about Poland.
After the conference, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin their returned home Cold War period was started in the world.
ın early February 1945, just three months before Germany’s capitulation, the moment finally came to play the Russian card. At a week – long conference in Yalta, on the Crimean peninsula, the United States, USSR, and Great Britain constructed what came to be known as the Yalta system. The component parts of that system constituted a series of trade – offs over the future of Poland, Germany, Northeast Asia, and the United Nations Organizations. Poland was the touchiest issue. Poland was vitally important to Russian security, being historically the natural invasion route from the west. For Britain and the US, Poland was a litmus test of whether Russia would organize its territorial gains into an autarkic bloc or enter into America’s internationalist system. So there was strong Anglo-American displeasure at Russian efforts to install a procommunist government in Poland and to move its boundaries westward, at Germany’s expense and to Russia’s gain. The compromise settlement constructed at Yalta recognized Russia’s de facto capacity to...
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