• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Cold war notes

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

1. A. The term used to describe the international relations between the democratic countries of the west and the communist countries of the east from 1945-1989. B. The west feared that the Communist Soviet Union would try to seize more of Europe and impose their political beliefs on them; the soviet nations feared the intentions of the west. D. This was to prevent any invasion that had happened on those borders during the two world wars. E. The Berlin Wall. 2. A. Soviet Union United States Political System Totalitarian state. The needs of the whole country are more important than the needs of the individuals. Decisions made by a few people Democratic State. The needs of the country are important but individual wants are important too. ...read more.

Middle

E. Canada agreed to buy American Bomarc missles for air defense, and thusDiefenbaker ordered the cancellation and destruction of all Avro Arrows. 13000 workers were laid off, workers who decided to remain in the field of aerospace moved to the United States, the Canadian aerospace industry experienced a tremendous blow. 2. Igor Gouzenko requested political asylum in giving the Canadian government documents the proof that two soviet spy rings were operating in Canada. Although Canada played a minor role in developing the nuclear bomb, the soviets hadn?t the technology, and wished to retrieve it from Canadians. Canadians then started to lose trust at the communist ally, and communist countries in general as a result of an Ally spying in Canada. 3. A. Canadian foreign policy had to be tied to American ones as only the United States was powerful enough to withstand soviet threats, and they believed that Communism must be contained. ...read more.

Conclusion

B. To work collectively to bring an end to war, to encourage co-operation among nations, to improve the standard of living for all nations, to promote basic human rights. C. It played a role in General Assembly and the Security Council, but now plays a more prominent role in peacekeeping efforts. D. North and south korea divided, north becomes communist, supported by Soviet Union, North Invades south, south appeals to UN, North declared agressors, UN force from 32 countries led by American forces came to aid. E. The members were actively fulfilling the goals of the UN, they were ready to take action to face aggressors. F. The Soviet union declared support for Egypt, who were aggressors of the UN nations like France and Britain in the crisis. G. He suggested forming UNEF (United Nations Emergency Force) that would take up positions between the combatants, keeping them apart while settlement was worked out. He was awarded with the Nobel peace prize. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate History section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate History essays

  1. French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon - revision notes

    had been forced out of the First Coalition and signed the separate peace with France. In the same year the United Provinces of the Netherlands became a French-influenced Batavian Republic - in early 17 th century Holland and the Netherlands appeared as an independent states.

  2. Italian Unification Revision Notes. Italian Politics in 1815

    Azeglio was not dependent on popular support and when the radical majority condemned the proposed peace with Austria, Victor Emmanuel II dissolved Parliament. When new elections in July 1849 returned a majority opposed to peace, the Parliament was dissolved again and a peace treaty with Austria was signed in August 1849.

  1. The Impact of the Manhattan Project on the Cold War

    The non-communist countries were also angered at the fact that the free elections, which were promised by Stalin, were not going to be carried out. Instead, the USSR adopted a new foreign policy of containment to keep communism to the areas where it was already in effect.

  2. The cold war - the conferences and the start of the cCold War

    Roosevelt's new deal basically applied government deficit finance and Keynesian economics to try to stimulate the American economy and to solve the problem of the Great Depression. There was a huge program of public works. Actually during the war, there was the idea that America and the Soviet Union followed

  1. IB History HL, Extended Notes: Russia, the Tsars, the Provisional Govenment and the Revolution.

    Left the idealized legacy of the unflinching immovable autocrat to Nicholas II. Comparing and contrasting Alexander II and Alexander III 1. Alexander II can be seen as just as reactionary as his son (motivations for reforms, limitations of his reforms, disillusioned response to reforms, imprisonment of opponents).

  2. Ancient Greece revision notes

    event in history; and he believed history should be more based on storytelling, unlike Herodotus * Speeches were very important in Thucydides work and represent the rise of rhetoric (the art of persuasion) in 5th century Greece * Speeches allowed him to illustrate motives and purposes (rhetoric)

  1. 20th Century History Revision Notes

    Winnipeg General Strike: Soldiers coming home weren?t getting better jobs, working conditions and pay. Workers wanted a union and collective bargaining. Canada?s first general strike; strikers aimed to win the right to bargain with employers for better pay and working conditions A general strike of all union members **The boom

  2. Extended Essay - The Role of a UN-Secretary General to Achieve World Peace: The ...

    example, it could be possible that most Russians would have initially thought his statement was unsatisfying. Yet, U Thant?s instruction to Zorin further proved that a Secretary-General stood as a neutral independent figure. Moreover, U Thant sent a message to Moscow explicating the efforts he had undertaken to be unbiased

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work