The iron curtain is not a real curtain; it is just an "imagery" line that divides Europe basically in half. On the East was the Bad guys (Communist USSR) and on the West was the Good half (not communist).
Containment was a great idea that was created by one of our very own presidents Harry Truman. It was a great plan where we would help/ make alliances with other counties so that we could try to prevent the spread of communism, which the bad guys, USSR was trying to spread.
Brinkmanship is a thing where we are about to go to war, like we are on the “Brink” of going to war. We will threaten to go to war but only as a response to someone being mean to us first.
The domino theory is a terrible way to think, if is like a domino effect, if one country gets taken over by the meanies (communist USSR), then all of the other countries around them will also get taken over, which is very bad considering we came up with the Containment thing in order to try not to let communism spread, so just the thought of this is terrible, we cannot let this happen!
Well this is how it all went down, first my pal Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin (not my pal) and I (Franklin D. Roosevelt, USA President) had to meet in Yalta which is in a Soviet Black sea port, But still in Russia so it was like freezing! Then we had to divide Germany into “Zones” that would be controlled by the allied military people. But the bad part was that Germany had to pay the USSR for its losses. I did not see the United States getting payed for our looses. But I guess that the USSR had to promise to help us with the war over in Japan. But how much of a help could they be?
Well our great president Franklin D Roosevelt had just passed away. So during this meeting there was still my pay Churchill, the mean dude Joseph Stalin, and now the new president of the United States Harry Truman. And this time we met in Potsdam, Germany (it was warmer there thank goodness)!! And I was all over Joseph to make all of the places that he so meanly took over have free elections, because he had just ignored that from the first conference. But that old stubborn man still refused! That guy need some sense knocked into him!!!
We are always friendly, and so we deiced that we would help some of the European countries that need help after the war. So we ended up giving 12.5 billion dollars away, most went to our pal Great Britain, then to France and then to Italy. Isn’t the United States soooo nice!!!
North American Treaty Organization aka NATO was an organizational military alliance that our very own Harry Truman started! The members of our club were ten European nations and then our neighbors to the north (Canada)! It was a great plan!!
The verrrrrry bad guy the USSR made the first super hydrogen bomb called Joe 1. And of course it was named after their horrible dictator JOsEph Stalin. It really scared us!!
This could have totally been avoided!! So this is how it stated, so both the USSR and us were in Korea but in 1949 we both took our troops out of there. But then you have the stupid USSR thinking that we would not help our other pal South Korea so they (the USSR) give lots of tanks, weapons, airplanes, and things like that to North Korea so that they can invade South Korea. So the thing never had a winner. They just divided North and South Korean up permanently, but in 1953 there was an armistice signed. But there was no peace treaty signed so technically they are still at war until there is a peace treaty signed. All of this is a bunch of crazy that could have been prevented if the USSR could learn how to mind their own bees wax.
There was actually a purpose for America to fight in the war! we were there trying to STOP the spread of Communism which is verrrrrrrrrrry bad!!! there was also french people there. so this was the french agaist the vietnamese and in the end the french surrendered cause the people didnt think the colony was worth the fighting. the us supported france and was aftraid of the domino thearoy that communism would spred. which ae really agree with!!
Sooo, those USSR people were soooo jelly of our NATO alliance and that we did not include them because they are such losers. So they decided to be a copy cat and they made there own alliance with East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungry, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania and themselves.
Well so those mean Egyptians took over control of the Suez Canal and that made my pal GB (Great Britain GB is his nickname) angry because they had been in charge of that and that was there. But so then France helped than and so did Isrial but then the major people me and The USSR just was like whoa there have already been to many wars. lets make peace! and so we gave the the strait to Egypt.
Well those stupid USSR people sent a Satellite this up into the Earths Atmosphere (which was called Sputnik what kind of name is that!?!) so that was the first Satellite that had been launched to space that did not have anyone up there with it.
Well so the Cubans had lined these Missiles on to there coast and they had them pointed at our state Florida and we defend our children and that is one of our 50 children so we had to protect them. But they did not end up firing any because they were only 90 miles away from one of chilins.
So we decide to put on our big girl panties and we choose that we would be the on that would lessen or decrease the tension that had been going on with the cold war. so our new policy to do the was the detente policy.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or SALT id was a treaty between our dude Mr. Richard Nixon, and another dude named Brezhnev and was a treaty that was signs between us and the USSR. We set a great example, because later 33 other place joined our engagement!!!
Well the soviet union was stuck in the middle and so we took the opportunity to help the Afghanistan people and we gave them weapons to help them fight. which was a stupid move for us because the group envied up being the terrorist people that bombed the United States on 9-11-01 which was so mot cool.
Well our president Ronald Reagan did not like the communist and he also did not agree with the detente plan. but the good thing about this was that is was he put a lot of pressure on the Soviet Union!!
This is Trumann policy was really stupid he was trying to block our influence!! i know he doesn't like it but we could help some weak could help the weak country's by taking over them!!
Eisenhower, the American, said that Asian countries were like dominoes and that if one fell to communism they all eventually would tool his theory was what they used for justification of there foriegn policies
that's was Churchill decided to call our division from the west Europe from our wonderful east side
OK so this was the willingness to go to the brink of war. for this you needed reliable weapons so we and the US started strengthening our nuclear weapons for our military and now we have the arms race
The leaders of United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union. They divided Germany into zones of occupation controlled by the allied forces, decided Germany would have to pay us for the lives lost and property damage, we joined the war against japan and we said the eastern Europeans would have free elections, but Winston didn't believe us and thinks that were only gonna keep that promise if the are nice to us!! That's so not cool i mean he isn't even from eastern Europe does he even get an opinion??
i, Stalin, was there along with Churchill and Truman. Truman was a total jerk and wouldn't let up on the whole the eastern European nation s need elections deal!! i mean come on they are tiny countries its not that big of a deal!so then was all "communism and capitalism cant exist in the same world:" and so now the so called iron curtain is now in place big whoop its not like i even want to be around those stupid capitalists!!
OK so the Marshall plan was used to "contain" communism and so basically the us threw money at other countries to keep them from adapting communism
the USA thought they were the only ones with atomic bombs well not anymore!! we expolded Joe 1 named after joesph stalin of course!! so then theuy started another compotition for a h-bomb and they exploded theirs in 52 and not long after in 53 we got one of own!! how'd you like that truman!!
because of the Berlin blockade all of the the other countriees were totally terrified of me and started the NATO pact that was all if you attack one of us were all attacking you back!! this was toatally not cool and im taking it as a threat!! they think they can play games but im still on top!!
in korea theres the 38th parrell that sepratees it at you guessed it 38 degrees latitude! the north had a suprise attack on the south and truman got all scared that they were trying to repeat what hitler had done and decidied to help the south. we however stayed out of it.15 nations including korea ab=nd britian helped fight the north koreans under douglas Macaurther. the un got control of south korea and sogned a cease fire and a new line was drawn almost exactly were the 38th parrellel
so this was the french agaist the vietnamese and in the end the french surrendered cause the people didnt think the colony was worth the fighting. the us supported france and was aftraid of the domino thearoy that communism would spred. Which wer do not like because we like communism to spread!!
because of the stupid NATO thing we have now started the warsaw pact! the east german built the berlin wall and now theres no doubt who is with us and who id with NATO the world is now divided into two rivals!
ok so first egypt got the canal and a angry britian made a pact with france and isreal to get it back but then pressure from me and the US made the europeans and isrealis to leave and the egyption got their canal back. whoopdy-doo
this was the first unmanned satalight to go into space!! are we awesome or what?!?! and then to make thing better theUS started feeling like they were behind technalogically!! haha then they poured tons of money into the space program and so the space race began
cause the bay of pigs invaision failed so badly i thought the us wouldnt fight me onexpanding there so i started making missles in cuba but then a spy plane found out and it all went down hill from there and kenedy got all scared and wanted me to take them off cause they were a threat but then we decided to be the bigger person and take them off cause were that kind.
so this is between Nixon andbrezhnev to try and lessen tensions with us! they needed a break to heal there pathetic wounds haha!!
Nixon came to us and had what is called the salt talks which was a 5 year treaty saying that which limited the amout of missels that a country was allowed to have
muslim decided to revolt against the communist so obvisily we had to ivade all we wanted to do was help the communist real fast and leave but then we got stuck cause the US was giving the rebels weapons. The us only got involved cause they were scared about the precious oil. the US got mad at us and didn't give us any grain and boycotted the Olympics
this was basically to protect the us against enemy misseles but they never even used it it just showed there dislike to communism and was totally against the Détente.