The Beginnings of the Cold War

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The Beginnings of the
Cold War
“Big Three” Conferences
Potsdam,
July-August
Teheran,
Yalta,
November-December
February
19451945 1943
Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech,
Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri,
March 5, 1946
“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the
Adriatic an iron curtain has descended
across the Continent.…”
Harry S. Truman
The Truman Doctrine, 1947
“Containment”
China falls to Communism,
summer 1949
“People’s Republic” of China
Mao Zedong
Chiang Kai-shek
Republic of China
Josef Stalin
Berlin Blockade and Airlift,
June 21, 1948-May 11, 1949
The Berlin Airlift
The Hiss-Chambers Case,
August 1948-January 1950
Richard Nixon
Alger Hiss
Whitaker Chambers
Election of 1948
The Soviets successfully test an
atomic bomb, August 29, 1949.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
• Convicted of giving U.S. atomic bomb
secrets to the Soviet Union, March 29,
1951.
• Executed by electrocution, Sing Sing
Prison, June 19, 1953.
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy
The Venona Intercepts
So, how many Soviet
spies were in the U.S.
At least 349
government at that
time?
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
Berlin Blockade
The Alger Hiss Case
The Rosenberg Case
The McCarthy Controversy
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Korean War
• January 12, 1950—U.S. Secretary of State
Dean Acheson stated that America’s
defense perimeter in the Pacific did not
include Korea.
The Korean War
Dean Acheson
The Korean War
• January 12, 1950—U.S. Secretary of State
Dean Acheson stated that America’s
defense perimeter in the Pacific did not
include Korea.
• March-April 1950—North Korean dictator
Kim Il-Sung visited Moscow.
• June 25, 1950—North Korea attacked
South Korea.
The Korean War
The Korean War
Inchon
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Korean War
Communist Atrocities

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