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All the $64000 points of the struggle are defined and explored, from what JFK and his murderer had in universal to a dialogue of even if the stress ended after the autumn of the Berlin Wall With extensive dialogue of the worldwide results of the chilly struggle in addition to the position of people, this ebook presents readers the chance to appreciate the worldwide achieve of the 45-year-long clash that formed the latter 1/2 the twentieth century. From the definition of the time period "cold war" and an evidence of the conflicting ideologies of communism and capitalism, via to the increase of Yeltsin and the chilly battle in movie, it is a actually accomplished examine the clash.

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This stated that West Germany would regard diplomatic recognition of East Germany as an unfriendly act as it would be tantamount to acceptance of the division of the country. Adenauer further claimed that only West Germany had the right to represent 'Germany'. Small wonder that Khrushchev had vowed to 'never, never, never change our minds about the German problem'. At the heart of the 'German problem' lay Berlin- a divided city in a divided nation. Berliners crossed sector boundaries every day for work and pleasure, some crossed from East to West never to return.

Truman believed that if the United States used its wealth to help Europe recover and regain prosperity, fewer countries would be tempted by communism. In addition, America's own economy would benefit by encouraging the revival of trade. His objective was economic reconstruction with a political purpose. The Marshall Plan In June 1947, General George Marshall announced what was to be known as the Marshall Plan - a programme of aid to help 28 war-torn Europe to re-equip its factories and revive agriculture and trade.

Insight The UK suffered one of its most severe winters at a time of austerity when there was still rationing of basic items such as coal. The coldest period was from 21 January to 16 March and over 4 million workers were idle because of the power cuts caused by deep snow. In late February 1947 the British government decided to end economic aid to Greece and to withdraw British troops. This would leave Greece open to communism unless the United States could be persuaded to fill the gap. The United States' new Secretary of State, George C.

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