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Cold War ABC Book Example 1

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Timothy Stolte

on 5 March 2014

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Cold War ABC Book
Arms Race
The Soviet Union and the United States raced to build the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon.
Berlin Airlift
Allies used planes to send those in Berlin supplies
such as food and fuel in 1948.
The United States policy to prevent the
spread of Communism.
The nuclear scare spread throughout the world,
and people feared another war would be inevitable.
The Berlin airlift proved to the Soviet Union that
the Western allies were willing to go to great lengths
to help those in Berlin.
Containment was a policy
enforced by the allies to
keep the power of the
Soviet Union under control.
The Soviet Union obviously
did not like this idea.
Domino Theory
Theory that stated if one country falls to Communism, then countries surrounding will fall also
Both the United States and the Soviet Union spied on each other to try to obtain secrets and information.
The secrecy and manipulation of espionage only increased the hatred between the two nations.
There was no hand-to-hand
combat during the Cold War.
Just because there was no
hand-to-hand combat, it doesn't
mean that weapons were not
developed. Both countries rushed
to create the most powerful weapon,.
Germany was
divided into two
sides - one
controlled by the
democratic United
States and one
controlled by the
Communist Soviet
The division of Germany
caused many problems during
the Cold War, such as the Berlin
Otherwise known as the hydrogen bomb
The United States began to develop the H-Bomb as a part of the arms race.
Iron Curtain
The Iron Curtain was the allies way of declaring their separation and disapproval of Communism. First introduced in a speech given by Winston Churchill.
The Iron Curtain was the beginning of the inevitable hatred between the United States and the Soviet Union.
John F. Kennedy
President of the United States from 1961-1963.
Kennedy was President and forced to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs.
Korean War
A war in which the both the United States and the Soviet Union became involved.
This only increased the hatred between the two nations.
Walter Lippmann
He coined the phrase "Cold War" in the 1940s.
This gave validity to the widespread panic, which terrified people.
Marshall Plan
Plans that aided non-Communist nations of Europe,
This enforced the United States' view of the Iron Curtain, further separating them from the Soviet Union.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
This treaty angered the Soviet Union, who, in turn, developed their own treaty.
Operation Able Archer
It was a ten day test associated with NATO.
The Soviet Union saw this as an attack plan
and the hatred between the US and the USSR
Both the Soviet Union and the United States used planes for various reasons during the Cold War.
For example, the United States, alongside the allies, used planes to send supplies to those in Berlin for the Berlin Airlift.
The United States quarantined those who they believed to be Communists.
This shows how the United States had a fear of the spread of Communism within its own boarders.
Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States of America.
His second term included mostly foreign affairs, one of which is ending the Cold War in 1986.
Soviet Union
One of the nations involved in the Cold War.
The Soviets believed that Communism should spread and become a part of every country, a policy which the United States did not agree with. Thus marking the beginning of the Cold War.
Harry Truman
Was President of the United States from 1945-1953. He also created the Truman Doctrine.
He was a highly respectable President who led his country boldly during the Cold War.
United Nations
The United Nations is an organization that aims towards creating peace among nations.
However during the Cold War, the Soviet Union left the UN in protest. This only made tension run higher.
Vietnam War
A war fought between the Communist North Vietnam and the US-backed South Vietnam.
Much like the Korean War, the United States wanted to prevent the spread of Communism.
Warsaw Pact
The USSR's response the NATO, an alliance pact,
This treaty between the eastern nations was a response to NATO.
X-X Telegram
A telegram explaining thoughts about Communism
It was Kennan's thoughts on the war, causing it to last longer than originally planned.
Yalta Conference
The conference divided up Europe.
This division only increased the problems between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist.
The United States did not support his believes, and therefore did not support Communist China.
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