Important Events That Escalate The Cold War

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A few important events that escalated the Cold War are the Potsdam Conference, Hiroshima, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. All played major parts in escalating the Cold War and helped build the foundation for the Cold War for the years to come.
Held near Berlin from July 17th to August 2, 1945, the Potsdam Conference was the last of the meetings held by the heads of state of multiple large countries at the time. These were Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill (who was replaced by his successor, Clement Attlee, on July 26th) and Joseph Stalin. These meetings established a Council of Foreign Ministers and a central Allied Control Council for administration of Germany. The leaders arrived at various agreements on the German economy, punishments for
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