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US-USSR Relations 1946 till 1949
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George Kennan's Long Telegram and the Policy of Containment.
Kennan published a public version of The Long Telegram.
Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech given at Fulton, Missouri, USA.
President Harry S. Truman delivered a speech to Congress known as the 'Truman Doctrine'.
U.S. Efforts to Control Atomic Energy via the submission of the Baruch Plan, an effort to control all phases of the development and use of atomic energy worldwide. The USSR rejected the proposal.
The U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall presents what will be known to become the Marshall Plan in a speech given at Harvard University.
Twelve Western nations, between them is the US, signed the North Atlantic Treaty, which formed NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
The Soviet Union had detonated its first atomic bomb.
September-October 1949: Creation of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in West Germany, the act was countered by the Soviets through the creation of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in Eastern Germany.
November 1945 to December 1946, Creation of Eastern European People's Republics (Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria). The United States and Britain considered this an abrogation of agreements made at the Yalta Conference.
March 5, 1946 to May 6, 1947, Soviet Troops stationed in Iran against the will of the Iranians, Americans and the UN.
June 1948 to May 12, 1949, The USSR cut off access to the Western sectors of Berlin, situated in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany. The Western powers organized a massive airlift to supply West Berlin. In 1949 the Soviets lifted their ban.
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