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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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The Effect of the Cold War on the World

The question suggests that the rivalry between the superpowers were responsible for worsening and prolonging the regional conflicts. The Cold War was the elongated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started in the mid 40's after WWII had left Europe in shambles and USSR and US in superpower positions. The Cold War was a clash of these superpowers in political, ideological, security, and economic values and ideas. It caused a bipolar system in the world where there...

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Cold War Effect on Mexico

The Cold War Effect on Mexico The reasons for the Cold War-related influences in Mexico in 1968 were multiple, but foremost of all was the fact that communism occupied a prominent position in the struggle between Mexican youth and their government. A local understanding of communism won out over the global characterization advanced by the United States.  In addition, US anti-communist influence failed to have the desired effect in Mexico, and pro-communist positions resided throughout Latin America...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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