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    Topic: How the Cold War began‚ ended‚ and Canada’s involvement in the Cold War. In October 1962‚ U.S. planes spotted that the USSR was installing nuclear missile bases in Cuba. These images showed that the threat of a nuclear war could be coming true‚ and the United States would be vulnerable to get attacked within minutes. The world sank into panic until the Soviet Premier agreed to dismantle the missiles. How close it was the whole world could have been set on fire and destroyed! The ideological

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    COLD WAR The Cold War was the tense relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) during the 46-year period following the World War II’s end‚ but before the end of the Soviet Union. It refers to the time between 1945 and 1991. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE COLD WAR At the end of World War II‚ English author and journalist George Orwell used Cold war‚ as a general term‚ in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb"‚ published October 19‚ 1945‚ in the British newspaper Tribune. Contemplating

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    Cold War DBQ Between 1941 and 1949‚ the Soviet Union and the United States‚ capitalists and communists had a major disagreement about political affairs. From the Red Scare‚ to the Bolsheviks Revolution‚ communism fright has spread around the US. The United States wanted to spread capitalism and decrease communism‚ while the Soviet Union wanted the opposite. Both sides used several methods and/or tactics to stop the spread of the opposite political view. These methods used by the United States and

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    Cold War Historiography: New Evidence Behind Traditional Typographies Timothy J. White For Americans and many in the world‚ the Cold War dominated international relations from 1945-1991. Only the nuclear balance of terror prevented this uneasy peace from becoming all out war‚ and few if any events could be understood outside of the context of this bipolar rivalry. As the Cold War came to an end‚ some thought we had witnessed "an end to history."(1) Instead‚ we have witnessed a fundamental change

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    The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States with NATO and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact). Historians have not fully agreed on the dates‚ but 1947–1991 is common. It was "cold" because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides‚ although there were major regional wars in Korea and Vietnam. The Cold War split the temporary wartime alliance against

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    Sean Keith AMSTU Cold War DBQ Essay The growing fear of the spread of communism throughout the World during the Cold War era resulted in the United States making brash and misguided decisions stemming from the values of the containment policy. This era was marked by concern that other nations‚ especially those in the Western Hemisphere‚ would fall to Soviet influence‚ and additionally‚ that there were communist supporters within the United States‚ potentially in government offices. Americans

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    Foreign Relations‚ Volume II. Gaddis‚ John Lewis‚ "Two Cold War Empires: Imposition vs. Multilateralism‚" in Major Problems in American Foreign Relations‚ Volume II The Cold War was the longest war in which the United States has ever partaken and is the only war that involved little to no fighting. After researching the events‚ reading historical opinions‚ and listening to lectures in class‚ I have come to the realization that the war was just an exaggerated argument between two neighbors over

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    COLD WAR VIDEO QUESTIONS 1. Stalin forced his people to give up food in order to fund the Cold War. He believed that giving up food; they can put all their necessities to promoting nuclear arms race. 2. Winston Churchill came up with the Iron Curtain. The Iron Curtain was the use of tanks to cut off soviet controlled Europe (East communist) from the Western Europe controlled by democratic countries. 3. The Fair Deal was the term given to an ambitious set of proposals put forward by United

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    1) List the circumstances that lead to a change in Castro’s stand regarding Russia in 1959. On February 16‚ 1959‚ Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba‚ and accepted the position on the condition that the Prime Minister’s powers be increased. Between 15 and 26 April Castro visited the U.S. with a delegation of representatives‚ hired a public relations firm for a charm offensive and presented himself as a "man of the people". U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower avoided meeting Castro‚ but

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  • Weapons of the Cold War

    as the "Cold War". It could have been called this for many reasons. Perhaps it was the cold feelings between the west and the east. Or maybe it was because of the nuclear winter that would have resulted from open war. The most probable suggestion‚ however‚ is that there was no direct combat. In times of war‚ locations entailing heavy fighting are known as "hot-spots". In this war however‚ the east and the west never engaged in head-to-head combat‚ resulting in a "cold war’. Generally in war‚ battles

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