What was containment?
Containment was an american intervention plan to stop the spread of communism.
Containment stops diseases spreading.
What was the Truman doctrine?
An intervention plan.
A piece of paper signed by president Truman.
Why did the Americans introduce the Marshall plan?
Stop the spread of communism.
So other countries would trade with america.
Why did some Americans oppose at first?
They didn't want a war.
The money was taking from American peoples taxes.
Why did they later change their mind?
USSR threatened war.
Czechoslovakia went communist.
Kennedy made a live television broadcast explaining.
How much money was offered?
Name one country which took the country and one that didn't.
The west took the money, the east did not.
The east took the money, the west did not.
What did Stalin think of the Marshall Plan?
America was trying to 'buy' friends.
How were Russian ans American attitudes towards Germany different?
The Russians wanted Germany to recover, America wanted them weakened.
The Americans wanted Germany to recover, Russia wanted them weakened.
Why did Stalin blockade West Berlin?
He wanted to split Germany and make them rely on the USSR.
He wanted money from Germany to get ahead in the nuclear arms race.