Cold War Webquest
Morgan McDonald. 2B
The Yalta Conference was a meeting between President Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill. They got together to discuss Germany’s surrender and what the post World War 2 would be like. They were going to split Germany up into zones that they each would control. Stalin also promised to hold free elections and to help fight against Japan.
It was an attempt to build relationships between all 3 countries. When Stalin went back against his word about free elections in Eastern Europe, this caused tension between them and the United States. This tension would later increase and cause American citizens to become angry with their president for not holding the Soviet Union to their word. This would cause the Presidents to feel the need to take action against communism and the Soviet Union
The 38th Parallel is significant in the Cold War because it shows how pointless and ineffective the wars were. Neither side achieved any of their goals. The only outcome was the deaths of soldiers and civilians. The 38th Parallel is also a marking of the end of the Korean War. When the two sides agreed to cease fire, the “new” border was also agreed on.
Ho Chi Minh
The Vietnam War was a war between North Vietnam (Viet Minh) with the Soviet Union and South Korea along with the United States. The north wanted communism and the south did not.
The Vietnam War was significant to the Cold War because it created a lot of turmoil in the United States. Many Americans were against us being in Vietnam, believing that is was our war to be fighting.