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which nearly brought the Soviet Union into the conflict, and damaged their relationships with the United States. In the end, the British, French and Israeli governments withdrew their troops in late 1956 and early 1957. http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/suez-crisis 4) Explain why the Mikoyan visit to cuba signified for the US “a long step toward the breaking of remaining links between the Government of Cuba and the american family nations.” https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1958-60v06/d461 ...

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Cold War Arms Race

Erin Faulkner The Cold War Arms Race Questions: 1. The impact of technology on the arms race Nuclear weapons were a massive impact of technology that started the Arms Race, and that all began on August 29, 1949. The arms race was the development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that could have a major impact on wherever it was deployed upon. The arms race was between the United States and the Soviet Union, it was the period of massive build up of nuclear weapon stockpiles...

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Jfk and the Cold War

The Cold War (1945-1991) was basically an ideological standoff between the ideas of Communism supported by the Russians and Democracy/Capitalism supported by the Americans. Communism is a political ideology which has the central principle of ¡§communal or communist ownership¡¨ of all property and therefore the abolition of private property. Democracy is a form of government in which the people vote, have a representative government and via these representatives ¡§govern themselves¡¨. During the period...

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Castro and Cold War

Oct. 26-27, 1962, human civilization came close to being destroyed. Schoolchildren were ordered into shelters; supermarket shelves were emptied of soup cans and bottled water. It was the most perilous moment of the Cuban missile crisis, and of the cold war. But the danger of Armageddon did not begin, as legend has it, when the United States learned that Soviet missiles had reached Cuba’s shores earlier that month. Rather, it was driven by Fidel Castro’s fears and insecurities after the botched Bay...

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Reasons for the Cold War

The Cold War With the aim of preventing East Germans from seeking asylum in the West, the East German government in 1961 began constructing a system of concrete and barbed-wire barriers between East and West Berlin. This Berlin Wall endured for nearly thirty years, a symbol not only of the division of Germany but of the larger conflict between the Communist and non-Communist worlds. The Wall ceased to be a barrier when East Germany ended restrictions on emigration in November 1989. The Wall was largely...

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The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy Ryan Butler Darryl Nettles POL300 02 September 2012 Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during President Reagan’s time in office. The situation that required U.S. diplomatic involvement was the Reagan Doctrine. In the 1980 election, Ronald Reagan advocated the elimination of all assistance to the Nicaraguan government. As a candidate, he ran on a platform that condemned the "Marxist Sandinista takeover of Nicaragua" and pledged support...

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Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War

and democratisation. But once glasnost let people say what they thought, many people said: "We want out." By December 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Gorbachev's foreign policy, which he called "new thinking", also contributed to the Cold War's end. Gorbachev said that security was a game from which all could benefit through co-operation. Rather than try to build as many nuclear weapons as possible, he proclaimed a doctrine of "sufficiency", holding only a minimal number for protection...

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Cold War Dbq

Cold War DBQ Directions: The following question is based on the accompanying Documents 1 -- 14. (Some of the documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise.) This question is designed to test your ability to work with and understand historical documents. Write an essay that: • Provides an appropriate, explicitly stated thesis that directly addresses all parts of the question and does NOT simply restate the question. • Discusses a majority of documents individually...

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Cold War Influence in Latin America

Cold War Influence in Latin America The United States and the Soviet Union competed against each other during the Cold War in the second half of the 20th Century like a chess game, with the world as their chessboard and countries as pawns in their game. For the Russians, a critical part of the chessboard was Cuba and Latin America. The Russians believed that if they could align themselves with countries in the western hemisphere, America’s “backyard”, it would help the Soviet Union counter the strong...

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German Division in Cold War

based on the best features of a socialist economy and of a capitalist one. The factors that also helped the economic miracle that Germany underwent were: Cheap labor force due to a huge number of immigrants. Access to cheap raw materials. The Korean War which was at its peek by then allowed them to make money by producing weapons and military material for the USA. The Marshall Plan also played a significant role as it basically set the FRG on its feet. Adenauer was very pro western and was very fortunate...

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