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cold war

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Despite what many might think, cold war is well known across hundreds of nations all over the world. cold war has been around for several centuries and has a very important meaning in the lives of many. It would be safe to assume that cold war is going to be around for a long time and have an enormous impact on the lives of many people. Social & Cultural Factors cold war has a large role in American Culture. Many people can often be seen taking part in activities associated with cold war. This is partly because people of most ages can be involved and families are brought together by this. Generally a person who displays their dislike for cold war may be considered an outcast. Economic Factors It is not common practice to associate economics with cold war. Generally, cold war would be thought to have no effect on our economic situation, but there are in fact some effects. The sales industry associated with cold war is actually a 2.3 billion dollar a year industry and growing each year. The industry employs nearly 150,000 people in the United States alone. ...read more.

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They agreed on a charter. The charter created the general assembly, which was made up of all member nations and was expected to function as a town meeting of the world. The charter also set up administrative, judicial, and economic governing bodies. The Yalta Conference also displayed the deterioration in relations between the big powers. Roosevelt of America had died, to be replaced by strongly anti-communist Truman. Stalin felt that America were traitors for not telling the USSR about the invention of the Atomic Bomb, and in combination with Truman's strong dislike, this set the conference off to a shaky start. The British representative was Clement Atlee (I believe), and was weak in resolve and character, in comparison to Churchill who had been at the Potsdam Conference. This lack of strength allowed the Yalta conference to be dominated by Truman and Stalin, and arguments were common Where the 'Big Three' at Potsdam had suceeded, the new representatives failed to maintain healthy working relationships and as a result the Yalta Conference was not as successful as the Potsdam Conference and it gave an insight into the friction that was to come between the Soviet Union and the US. ...read more.

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V.L.: Why did President Roosevelt need the meeting in Crimea so much and respected Stalin's concern over the future world? V.F.: Roosevelt more than once returned to the idea voiced during a meeting with Molotov in Washington in June 1942 that he saw the post-war world as a demilitarized one. This provoked the description of the world as the domain of three to four policemen. According to Roosevelt, only the Soviet Union, the US, Britain, and possibly China should have had limited armed forces, while all other countries, including the aggressor nations Germany, Japan and Italy, their satellites, and anti-Axis states (France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and all others) were to be fully disarmed and demilitarized. As Roosevelt said, a healthy world economy is incompatible with an arms race. The remaining armed forces of three or four powers were to be used only with common consent of everyone and never against anyof the three to four powers. They should be used only to prevent a potential war or nip aggression in the bud, the US president stressed. President Roosevelt relied on the experience of WWI and WWII, when the arms race led to and was the forerunner of aggression, which it begets in seven to eight out of ten cases ...read more.

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