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Cold War

How the Cold War worked
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Laura Gilligan

on 5 April 2011

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The Cold War Media Conflict Political Conflict Civilians Being Affected Military Conflict Source 2 The Berlin Blockade
1948
The Eastern side of berlin stopped all supplies and electricity going to the western side.
This shows political conflict because the governments of the two were not getting along.
This was only the british side of the story, other sources should be used to make sure that the information is valid.
We chose this because it shows that the two governments were butting heads. We chose this source because it shows some of what the military was doing when they were not fighting. Part of their job was to get supplies to those in Berlin who needed it. Source 5: The Berlin Wall
November 14th, 1961
Parts of the Berlin wall are being built, the East German forces are creating an anti visual screen to further separate themselves from the other side. Also western propaganda is mentioned, which is basically the governments talking behind each others backs.
Historians should be careful in using this report because parts have been cut out that may reveal more that "THE MAN" doesn't want us to know!
We chose this source because it shows that the governments were trying to separate themselves as much as possible. Source 1 Berlin Blockade
1945
Berlin was divided up into 4 sections, consisting of the USSR, U.S., France, and Britain.
This shows clearly that people were being affected, with Berlin divided into fourths, it would be hard for civilians to go from place to place, and to get to their families if they had been somewhere else.
Historians should be careful in using this because it was a map used by British officials, so it may show some bias.
We chose this because we thought it clearly illustrated the effects of the Berlin blockade on civilans. Source 2 The Berlin Wall
July 1961
The military and civil governments of west Berlin gathered to discuss refugees from the east (they fled the east because it was the communist side and times were hard because the economy was bad).
It is talking about the civilians who were affected by the Berlin wall, and what they should do about the overwhelming amount of refugees from the east.
Historians should be careful because the source does not give a set number of refugees that have come, it only says that the number has considderably increased.
We chose this source because it obviously states information about the refugees and was easy to lead. Source 3 The Berlin Wall
1961
This is a video showing the building of the Berlin wall.
It shows a lot of people's reactions to it, many of them killed themselves.
This video only shows a few reactions, and there is no commentary. Source 4 The Berlin Wall
August 1962
This cartoon was
published in a British
newspaper one year
after the Berlin Wall
was built. British newspapers were hostile to Communism and to the building of the Berlin Wall. The cartoon of Commnist leaders sitting on the body of a dead boy would get the attention of the public through the media. Historians should use other sources as well as this one because the British were biases toward Communists, so the newspapers only shows their side of what was happening. We chose this source because it shows how far the media would go to get the public to believe what they wanted them to by using things like this cartoon to shock the public about the other side. Source 2 The Korean War
July 7, 1950
This letter was written by a British Foreign Official working in Moscow at the time the Korean War broke out. This official's job was to inform the British Office in London what the Soviet press was saying about important issues, and this was one of his reports. This particular report talks about how the Soviet people are preparing for conflict with the U.S. Reports like these would be very helpful because they would show the British what the Soviet press was saying about them, and possibly about future plans. Historians should use other sources besides this one because, even if the British Official was being completely truthful in his reports, the Soviet press would still be biased. Sources including reports about more than what the media and press in other countries are saying would give historians more reliable information. We chose this source because, instead of just showing an example of a picture or video to display media, this source talks about the media of another country, the USSR. Source 1 The Korean War
late 1950's
This film was made by the French in the late 1950's, about 3 months after UN forces arrived in Korea. The video shows various aspects of the Korean War. The aim of the film was to show the public these different views of the war, so they could know a little about what was going on, which was one of the media's main jobs. Feeling like they knew more about the war would have been a comfort to many people. Historians should use other sources because the French were not even in the Korean War, so they would not be the "insiders" of the war. It was difficult to say how much cooperation the French had from the military while making the film. We chose this source because it was a video that the public would have watched learn more about what the troops were doing in Korea. It also shows different aspects of the war, which would have given the public a variety of views about the Korean War. We chose this source because it shows the reality of how civilians were being affected. It shows them killing themselves and how they reacted to the Berlin Wall. Source 5 The Berlin Blockade
January 24, 1949 This document shows the supplies airlifted to West Berlin after the Berlin Blockade prevented cars and trains from getting materials into Berlin. This source shows how the military continued to help the civilians in Berlin. They were being blocked off from the city but they came up with a new way to get supplies into Berlin by airlifting them. Historians should use other sources because this source does not show so much conflict, but more what the military was doing for their job. Source 5 The Korean War
Late 1951-early 1952 This intelligence report is about North Korean forces. It was written during the time of the Korean War. This source explains in detail the weapons, transport, and other things used by North Korean forces. It would have helped the U.S. and British military to know about what the North Korean military was doing and what they were using. Historians should use other sources because this source only shows the weapons and transport used by one country, not a variety of places and the supplies they used. Source 6 Korean War
January 1952
British officials in Tokyo were trying to get a peace settlement. The report states that it will not happen unless the communists decide they want it Historians should use other sources because this source shows that it is only one side, you don't hear the Communist side of the story. We chose this source because it showed details about the military that was fighting the U.S. and Britain. These were the kinds of things that the U.S. and British miltaries would have used as very valuable information. This information also would have been difficult to acquire. Source 4 The Korean War
1951 At the time of this meeting, the Korean War had been going on for about a year. As well as U.S. and British forces, there were also forces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand involved. This source shows the concern of the governments and militaries that the Korean War was escalating. Of course, if the war became bigger than it already was, that would affect the lives of all the troops fighting in North Korea. The amount that the military was affected depended on the size of the war. Historians should use other sources because this source shows mostly concerns and "what ifs." It does not show what was really happening and how the military was directly affected, only how it could be affected. We chose this source because it showed that the military and government were worried about the Korean War getting worse. Even if it does just show the concerns, these concerns would have been an important part of preparing if the war escalated. Each detail in this report had to be argued about, so some things could have changed. There was very little trust involved while making this report. We chose this source because it showed the refusal of the governments to cooperate, which was a big part of the war. Laura is a meanyface Laura is a meany face By Hayden Broesder and Laura Gilligan Laura is a meanyface! (and hayden was hear Hayden wuz hear
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