Events that could have caused the cold war (the soviet union refused to…
Events that could have caused the cold war
the soviet union refused to become part of the U.N. for a long time.
The soviet union was competing with the rest of the world
they were ahead in the competition as well for many years that went into the cold war years.
Stalin felt that America and Britain were delaying D-Day, causing more Soviet losses in a plot to weaken the Soviet army. Almost sixty times more Soviets died in the war than the Americans.
More soviet union soldiers died in every battle in europe than any other ally deaths.
if the soviet union had been weakened after ww2 the US would have gotten a jump into the competition.
The “Big Three” clashed during the Tehran Conference about Poland and other Eastern European countries that bordered with Germany. Stalin felt independent countries were a security threat to Russia because they have been weak enough to let Germany attack the Soviet Union through them several times. Britain and America wanted these countries to be independent, not under communist rule.
stalin wanted to control those independent countries because he could set up a military stand point against any who might try invading russia again
the US wanted these countries to be independent so that they could gain access to the soviet union.
The Soviets and Germans had a non-aggression pact in the first two years of the war with a secret protocol
they started spying on each other the soviet union and the US were in an intelligence race
this sparked a world wide competition and the soviet union had a huge surplus of resources fro that race.
The support of the Western allies of the Atlantic Charter
this was the allies forming another alliance
they were in the race together against russia
The Allies allowing Germany to rebuild an industry and army, scrapping the Marshall and Morgenthau plans
they let the germans regain some of their old selves by giving a little bit more control
germans had tom prove that they could regain their freedom by showing that they could be responsible for their actions.
The Eastern Bloc of Soviet satellite states that was created
soviet union launched rockets with sattalites into the sky
they won the first race to space.
American and British fears of communist attacks and the Soviet Union’s dislike of capitalism
the american and british feared communism because they thought that it would go far with people in the homeland.