The Cold War. Political and Military tensions between capitalist and communist countries. Cold war political tensions and military rivalry which falls

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Factors that led to the War 1.WWII Russia lost more soldiers during WWII that the U.S. (50/1) Led to distrust between the governments 2.Spheres of Influence Communist or Capitalist? Future of Germany. Should the allies punish Germany again? 3. Development of the Atomic bomb USA kept this project a secret from the Russians Led to an “arms race” between the two countries

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The Cold War Political and Military tensions between capitalist and communist countries. Cold war political tensions and military rivalry which falls short of full-scale warCold war Communism a government where the state controls the means of production and is to work toward a social order in which all goods are equally shared. Capitalism an economic system where private individuals own portions of the means of production Main superpowers involved: 1.United States 2.Soviet Union Factors that led to the War 1.WWII Russia lost more soldiers during WWII that the U.S. (50/1) Led to distrust between the governments 2.Spheres of Influence Communist or Capitalist? Future of Germany. Should the allies punish Germany again? 3. Development of the Atomic bomb USA kept this project a secret from the Russians Led to an arms race between the two countries Two Front Conflict 1.Mental Attempted to persuade and influence peoples opinion Used propaganda 2.Physical Hot-spots in the world - East Germany and West Germany - Korea - Cuba - Vietnam - Afghanistan Almost wars The Cold War NATO & Allies NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO is an alliance system of 26 different countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949 in Washington D.C.North Atlantic TreatyApril 4, 1949 NATO's purpose is to 1.Safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means. 2.Keep continual peace and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area Promotes governing based on Democracy Human Rights and The rule of law NATO Countries * Denotes founding members BelgiumDenmarkGreeceLatviaNorwaySlovakia United Kingdom BulgariaEstoniaHungaryLithuaniaPolandSloveniaUnited States CanadaFranceIcelandLuxembourgPortugalSpain Czech RepGermanyItalyNetherlandsRomaniaTurkey The Cold War Warsaw Pact & Allies Warsaw Pact Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union signed a military treaty in response to NATO in Poland in The official name of the treaty was: The Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual AssistanceThe Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance. Organization was dominated by the Soviet Union The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague on July 1, 1991 after the downfall of communism in the Soviet Union. The Cold War New NATO After the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, many expected NATO to dissolve. NATO redirected its mission statement to deal with Terrorism Weapons of mass destruction Disaster relief

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