UN and World Bank created to promote the goals FDR proposed
ROOTS OF CONTAIMENT
FDR: I think US will remain friends with Soviet Union after WW2
First confrontation of Cold War: Middle East.
End of WW2 Soviet Union: Let me occupy parts of northern Iran! We can pressure them to grant access to its rich oil fields! Oh goody!
British and US pressured and Stalin withdrew soviet forces
Stalin is like wtf
ALSO Soviets installed procommunist gov’t in Poland Romania and Bulgaria. “It aint different than the US domination in Latin Ame. And Britain determination to maintain its empire!”
Americans: YOU ARE VIOLATIN YALTA CONFERENCE WHEN YOU PROMISED POLAND FREE ELECTIONS!
Soviets: whaaaa niggaaa
American Diplomat George Kennan to Truman
“Truman these reds can’t be treated like a normal gov’t man!”
Communist ideology drove them to try to expand their power throughout the world and George claimed only US could stop them.
This telegram became known as Policy of containment
Containment- preventing any further expansion of Soviet power.
THE IRON CURTAIN
Winston Churchill: An iron curtain had descended across Europe partitioning the free West from the communist East. This speech made the idea of impending long term struggle between the US and Soviets popular
THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE
Truman was like wtf when he became president. He did not expect it. He only risen in politics because of his buddy KC political machine TOM PENDERGAST. APRIL 1945 truman forces to decide foreign policy debates which he never played a role in
“Stalin can’t be trusted and US needs to provide this world with leadership! We must policy of containment into effect”-That’s Truman for ya
Britain told US “Yo we broke. We are hurt from the war. Can’t afford international role. Therefore, we need to end financial and military aid to Greece(monarchy threatened by communist led rebellion) Turkey(soviets demanding joint control of the straits linking Black Sea and...