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United Nations Security Council
United Nations General Assembly
Marshall Plan

Nikita Khrushchev
(Soviet premier, ca. 1953-1964)

Another Clash of Ideologies: The Cold War
History 104 / April 19, 2013

I. The United States and the new international order
          A. The prescription for stability
                   1. Political cooperation against aggressors (the UN)
                   2. Economic openness
                             a. Lowering tariffs
                             b. Fixed exchange rates
          B. Assisting recovery in Europe: the Marshall Plan (1947)
          C. Decolonization
                   1. Britain drops India and Palestine hastily (1947)
                   2. Britain exits from African colonies fairly smoothly
                   3. France’s colonial wars in Vietnam (to 1954),
                          Algeria (1954-62)
II. The Soviet Union develops an alternative world order
          A. The prescription: anti-fascism (led by communists)
          B. Stalin’s motives – aggressive or defensive?
          C. A falling out over Germany
          D. Communist power in Asia
          E. Rival alliance systems emerge 
III. How the Cold War was waged
          A. Nuclear deterrence and the “space race”
          B. Competition for influence in the “Third World”
          C. Flashpoints
                   1. Defending spheres of influence
                   2. Seeking advantage through occasional gambles