- 1. What was the Truman Doctrine and what was the cause of its creation? The Truman Doctrine was a declaration of fighting against Communism and to stop its spread to other countries. This doctrine allotted $400 million dollars in military preparation to fight off the Communists. It was caused after the Soviets in USSR took over countries near it including Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, and East Germany.
- 2. What were the series of events that brought about the Cold War? The USSR began taking over countries with their Communism and began spreading elsewhere. They were trying to overtake Greece and Turkey but the US finally decided that they had to stop Stalin, "the expansionist dictator," from continuing to spread Communism.
- 3. How did each side in the Cold War perceive the goals of the other side, and were these perceptions justified?
- 4. How did the presence of nuclear weapons affect international politics during the Cold War? Explain.
- The presence of nuclear weapons made international politics more important and urgent during the Cold War. This is because each side had the potential to destroy each other in the matter of minutes with the development of the atomic bomb. Thus, they had a hotline installed as a direct way to speak with the other leader without being delayed by tedious formalities and processes.
Each side viewed each other as plotting against one another, and in return continued to try to get the upper hand. These perceptions were somewhat justified because each side saw the other achieve something that could be potentially malicious for their respective countries.