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The Cold War
Transcript of The Cold War
By: Enrique Perez What Was The Cold War? What was the Main Fears/Competitions of the Cold War? Information Sites: The Berlin Airlift 1948-1949 1961 The Second Red Scare Berlin Wall Built 1947-1957 Bay of Pigs 1961 Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Collapse of the Soviet Union Late 1980s-1991 Main Events of the Cold War http://www.trumanlibrary.org/teacher/berlin.htm
"The Berlin Airlift-June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949." The Berlin Airlift-June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949. Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2013.
This website that I used help me in learning more about the Berlin Air Lift, an event that took place during the Cold War.
"The Cold War." For Kids: Summary. TSI, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2013.
This was my main secondary source during my GT project. It helped me get most of my information for the project.
"Cold War." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.
This website help me get my information for what I call the "Into" section of my project, but it actulaay has the title of "What was the Cold War". Other Counties/Leaders Were Involved in the Cold War? Even though the Soviet Union and the United States were allies during World War ll, the Untied States didn't trust the Soviets. But, why? Well, because the Soviets were a communist nation and the U.S. was a capitalist nation and what that is basically saying that they were enemies from the start. So right after the end of WW ll, the US and the Soviet Union went to war. Instead of the being battles inside of the Cold War, it was more like mini-wars inside of a long and huge conflict (war) lasting from 1945-1991. Arms Race (Both)-
During the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia were building up Nuclear weapons and different methods of defense. Even though both nations had an abundance of these weapons, neither side ever used them in combat, so basically just wasted their money.
Space Race (Both)-
Along with the Arms Race, both the U.S. and the Soviets had to worry about the Space Race. This basically was to show which country was more economically, Scientifically, and Technologically advanced in space. This ultimately resulted in the Russians getting the first man in space and the U.S. getting the first man on the moon. And by 1975, the space race was over.
Communism (U.S.A.)- Communism was, if not one of the of the main fears of the U.S. during the cold war.Communism is a type of government and a philosophy (Belief) that everything in the government is shared equally (very brief description). And since the Soviets were spreading communism throughout the world, the U.S. got involved and so the Cold War begun. Western Leader(s)/U.S Supporter(s)
U.K/ Margret Thatcher - During the Prime Ministry of Margret Thatcher, she was involved in many world changing events, such as the Cold War. The U.K. hated communism and supported the U.S.. During her term and support towards the U.S., she helped bring a peaceful end to the long Cold War.
Communist Leader(s)/ Soviet Supporter(s)
Cuba/ Fidel Castro - After over-throwing the Cuban Government and becoming its dictator for over 45 years, the now communist Cuba allies with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Some of the significant events that Cuba did under Castro's rule are, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs. After the end of World War ll, tensions rose and the city of Berlin, Germany was split in four. With the citizens of the Soviet Berlin running out of supplies, the Western powers sent food/supplies by air. A Red Scare was a time period of anti- communism in the United States around 1917 and the second one happened during Cold War. So, with communism spreading through-out the world the U.S. had much to worry about. In 1961, 6 years after the end of WW ll, the Berlin wall was built in the now split Germany. The purpose of the wall was to separate communist East Germany from democratic West Germany. In 1961 the U.S., with the help of trained Cuban exiles, invaded the communist Cuba. After a few strikes and fails, the exiles were captured and either put in prison or killed. After the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the U.S. was again on the verge of war. the reason was because the Soviets had put nuclear warheads in Cuba. This all came to an end with secret negotiations between the two countries. Known as the end of the Cold War, the Collapse of the Soviet Union was when that country separated into 15 different states/countries.