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Compare Sources A B and C as evidence that Churchill instigated the cold war

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Compare Sources A B and C as evidence that Churchill instigated the cold war All three sources I will be comparing in this essay are different to each other and have different messages and viewpoints Source a is minutes from a meeting in October 1945 , Source B is Churchill?s Iron Speech and source C is a cartoon which shows Russia?s response to Churchill?s Iron Speech. In this essay I will compare and contrast the sources as evidence that Churchill instigated the cold war. Source A is minutes from meeting (Moscow Conference) in October 1944. The source shows that Stalin and Churchill made the ?percentage agreement? saying how much of Europe they would both have. The source also shows us Stalin?s and Churchill relationship as it states what was said between them at the meeting. It shows tensions that could be running between the two ?let us burn the paper ?Churchill proposed. No replied Stalin who was eager to have a record of Churchill?s readiness to concede soviet control over so much of Europe. ...read more.

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Also Churchill will have a vested interest in his country so by being nice about Russia ?we welcome Russia to her rightful place among the leading nations of the world? he is maybe trying to be friends and resolve differences so that Churchill has a better chance of stopping Russia spreading communism. However some people believe this source to be good because Churchill was an expert in what he did he was an expert in giving speeches as he did lots of them across the world and which would give him a lot of experience leading people to believe that his ideas were good and fair. I think, in a way this source shows that Churchill is instigating the cold war. Churchill is talking about how the Soviet Union separated Europe in half with physical and mental curtain. He also suggest that the east are against the west and that Europe doesn?t contain the essentials of permanent peace. Also Churchill?s speech was publically said with a televised audience. This meant that the Russians and Stalin were all going to see this speech and maybe meant so the Russians could see, also with the Russian spies that were in USA Stalin would?ve defiantly known about this speech and could annoy him. ...read more.

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Also it is not known who the producer of the source is, therefore you don?t know if they have the knowledge, evidence or experience to make a correct judgement,leaving the source to be not as trustworthy or believable. So, in conclusion, I think that the first two sources in a way are evidence that Churchill instigated the cold war. For example source a shows the tensions between the two leaders, which could maybe lead onto a cold war but I think that source is the most useful source because it shows what?s really going on and because the English translation was the same, I think this is quite trustworthy as well. Source B , Churchill?s speech I think is one sided and actually states there?s a mental barrier separating east and west and that if the soviet government try to build up a pro communist German yon their areas it will cause difficulties and that Europe won?t be able to live in peace. And source c is not reliable, it?s a one sided communist view and the person who produced the source isn?t even stated. ...read more.

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