The United States’ policy of containment after World War II was intended to prevent communism from spreading beyond
the Soviet Union.
Under the Truman Doctrine, the United States became committed to helping countries that were
fighting a communist takeover.
During the Cold War, how were the policy of containment and the domino theory related?
The US worried that if communism could not be contained, then countries would fall to it one by one, like dominoes.
How did Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech impact the Truman Doctrine?
Churchill’s famous speech convinced many Americans that the USSR was an enemy rather than an ally, which led to the creation of the Truman Doctrine.
Which part of the United Nations mainly works to keep peace and solve disputes between countries?
the Security Council
During the post-war period, the USSR was able to control Poland and Hungary by
setting up puppet governments there.
Why was there tension between the US and the USSR after World War II?
Their economies were based on different principles and systems.
What was one common goal among Allied leaders at the Potsdam Conference in 1945?
to gain power and influence in the postwar world
After World War II, why did the USSR want to control countries in Eastern Europe?
The USSR needed to protect its western border from future attacks.
Which country controlled the highlighted nations?
the Soviet Union