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October 12th 2010

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Vasilis Dimitriadis

th Oct 12 The Preliminaries - In terms of human intelligence, Soviet Union was successful - they approached institution of high learning and presented Soviet Union as a sole state that did all the fighting against fascism - approached Western bureaucrats, etc. - an aid to Roosevelt was Russian spies - Manhattan Project J Soviet Union spies successful - Stalin was forcedcompelled to terminate the blockade J humiliating defeat - Molotov sacked - October 1949, since West Germany was created, Stalin now recognized the fact that his part of Germany could never be united under his own control with West Germany. Thus, he allowed Communist parties to be created in West Germany. - 2Z7ZZZ]LZK^]Z>]2ZL]L2_J first nuclear test - it was a matter of time before Soviet Union could match Americans in terms of nuclear - the Americans could never deploy nuclear policies - 1949, Americans issued Memorandum 7 J containment itself would never hold back Communist Soviet Union. It suggested to take the offensive and to confront communism wherever it existed or potential of a communist state being established. The International Setting in Asia - China turned communist, was a failure to Truman administration - during last stages of WWII, Stalin played his hands carefully. At the Yalta Conference, he said he would not support communism in China. - Treaty of Friendship and Alliance (14 August 1945): - promise Stalin would recognize the Nationalist Party as the sole government in China and would not support the Communist and would offer economic, but not military, aid - in return, Chiang would recognized Russian interest in Manchuria and northern China and give 2 ports for Russian use and give Russians the upper hand in railway use in Manchuria (51% of company interest goes to Russia) - this changed when Stalin found out America would not change its position over Japan. America said they fought Japan alone, so they would have sole control over it. Stalin was not given a say in Japan and Germany. This turned Sto]L[Z ]Z]}LL}}Z},}: Stalin turned to support Mao. - Stalin gave support to Communist Party in China in Manchuria and took control of the Japanese military equipment in Manchuria. - Civil War: - Mao anticipated similar treatment from America J ^Z][email protected]]}_J to be separated from Russian StalinCommunist - the negotiations ended up in failure because total expectations from one another - Mao expected financial aid without condition and public apology for the AmericanWestern treatment throughout the previous century was a colonial J abused and exploited
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