Cold War Development After 1949 Korea Notes
This is a sample of our (approximately) 5 page long Cold War Development After 1949 Korea notes, which we sell as part of the A2 History Notes collection, a A package written at Heathfield School in 2015 that contains (approximately) 116 pages of notes across 25 different documents.
The original file is a 'Word (Docx)' whilst this sample is a 'PDF' representation of said file. This means that the formatting here may have errors. The original document you'll receive on purchase should have more polished formatting.
Cold War Development After 1949 Korea Revision
The following is a plain text extract of the PDF sample above, taken from our A2 History Notes. This text version has had its formatting removed so pay attention to its contents alone rather than its presentation. The version you download will have its original formatting intact and so will be much prettier to look at.
Why did the Cold war develop after 1949?
'Fall' of China to communism 1949
-May 1949- Communists under Mao Zedong won the Chinese Civil war against nationalist Chiang Kai Shek
-Believed it to be evidence of Stalin's work spreading communism
-Proof of the domino theory
-US felt that they had not sent support to nationalist, despite sending support during WW2, Shek simply held onto it until after
-US felt they needed to respond to prevent further spreading in the Far East
Arms Race 1949 onwards
-August 1949- USSR develop atomic bomb
-USA relied on having that advantage as USSR had larger conventional forces
-USA develop hydrogen bomb in 1952
-USSR develop one a year later, USA must respond again
NSC-68 report, 1950
- Report produced by the National Security Council recommending:
-Increase of nuclear and conventional capabilities
-Increase economic and political stability of non-Soviet nations (Marshall aid etc.)
-Put strain between USSR and their satellite states
-Influenced the adoption of the 'roll-back' policy- similar to Kennan's telegram influencing containment
Korea and Vietnam- 1950 onwards
Korea: Feared that communist North would attempt to take the South after the allies withdrew after WW2- determined not to let another country fall to communism
****************************End Of Sample*****************************
Buy the full version of these notes or essay plans and more in our A2 History Notes.