Civil Rights / Cold War
CW/CRM Yalta: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin

Dig Deeper: Why was it called a Cold War?

During war, there is usually physical fighting between the warring countries. However, during this period of history, the United States and the Soviet Union’s armed forces never met on the battlefield.

The two countries were constantly responding to each other’s actions though. This included spying, a military arms competition, industrial and technological developments, and even a race to the moon. Both countries spent vast amounts of money on defense, nuclear arms, and support of third-party wars.
Because the two countries never fought each other directly, it was called a “cold” war meaning there was no physical fighting.

Read more about Franklin Roosevelt, click here.

For more about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, click here.

For more information about Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, go here. 

Picture Credits:
  • Photograph of the Big Three: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin (left to right) at Yalta, a meeting held on the Crimean Peninsula in Russia in 1945. These men led the allied forces during World War II. The Yalta meeting laid the groundwork for the Cold War because Stalin claimed territory seized from the Germans. Since the allies were still at war, there was little the U.S. and Britain could do about it. U.S. Army

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