Saturday, July 25, 2015

Birth of the Cold War - Where did it all start?

This article is an excellent short read on the theory that the origin of the Cold War was at the Pottsdam Conference in Berlin after Germany's surrender. In fact, many of the references in this article are supported by various books I have read about Truman, Churchill and Stalin. Each leader's biography shares their own opinions on just who trusted whom, who sided with whom, and what they wanted out of the conference. I found researching this part of the Cold War very interesting in that each successive article or book I read, spoke to the distrust each had for the other.

No wonder the world ended up in the Cold War!


Between the fall of Germany and the Japanese surrender, Truman, Churchill, and Stalin met for two weeks in a Berlin suburb to negotiate Europe's fate. Then things went south. . .

Use the this link to access the full article:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/19/how-potsdam-gave-birth-to-the-cold-war.html

Thank you to thedailybeast.com website for allowing me to link to this article.

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