Pact between FDR and Churchill embodying Wilsonian Ideals for a post-war Europe and world.
Intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe.
Replaced by Truman. Heavily impacted the developing relations between USA and USSR
The goals of the conference included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war. Also encompassed what reparations Germany would have to pay.
Helped establishment of hard-line American attitudes
Alarmed US government. References USA and Britain as "freedom-loving" countries.
Churchill likens the spread of the communism to an iron curtain descending upon Europe.
Criticizes Churchill for believing that English-speaking countries are superior. A direct response to Iron Curtain speech.
Stalin offers public assurances for peace. Stages retreats out of northeast China, Iran, and areas in Scandinavia and Tripolitania.
Proposed by Marshall to initiate containment doctrine. Loan/Grant program to Europe (also extended to Soviets but rejected).
Penned by Kennan under pseudonym. Helped develop hard-line stance.
Coordination of Soviet states by Stalin
One-party states imposed in eastern Europe and Czech government overthrown. A hardening of Soviet policy.
National Security Council report offers start picture of ideological structure. Triples defense spending.
Mao Zedong successful in China, Nationalists defeated by Communists.
Successful nuclear test by Soviets
Death of Stalin, Cold War takes on more tangible shape.
Dwight Eisenhower's appraisal of US policy focuses on dangers/costs of Cold War. Reduction of military spending. No clear winner through nuclear weapons.
After 10 years of estrangement, meetings reinstated between western/eastern nations.
Stalin's legacy attacked, new global war not inevitable as previously assumed.