Cold War Reference Library - Almanac by Sharon M. Hanes

By Sharon M. Hanes

Stretching from the tip of global conflict II to 1989, the chilly battle among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances all over the world. In 15 chapters, the Almanac treats the old reasons of the stress; the mutual suspicions that fueled the clash for greater than forty years; the ideological conflict among communism and democracy; and the rules that marked the lengthy standoff -- the Marshall Plan,Truman's aspect 4 application, the nuclear fingers race, monetary reduction, the Berlin Wall, detente; and masses extra. additionally lined are the days whilst the chilly struggle burst into armed clash in such parts as Korea, Cuba and Southeast Asia.

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Franklin D. S. president, 1933–45. S Eduard Shevardnadze (1928–): Soviet foreign minister, 1985–90. Joseph Stalin (1879–1953): Dictatorial Russian/Soviet leader, 1924–53. T Harry S. S. president, 1945–53. U Walter Ulbricht (1893–1973): Head of the East German government, 1949–71. S. secretary of state, 1977–80. Y Boris Yeltsin (1931–): Russian president, 1989–99. People to Know xxxiii Cold War Timeline September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II. June 30, 1941 Germany invades the Soviet Union, drawing the Soviets into World War II.

He installed a new communist leader, Wladyslaw Gomulka (1905–1982), who promised Renewed Tensions 193 Over two hundred thousand people gather in Warsaw, Poland, to listen to new Communist Party leader Wladyslaw Gomulka. Reproduced by permission of the Corbis Corporation. worker reforms. Khrushchev quickly became uncomfortable with the reforms and asked Gomulka to limit his efforts. Gomulka had pressed for more expansive social reforms, including greater personal freedoms, than Khrushchev was willing to accept.

It won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for an excellent documentary series. To coincide with the programming, CNN developed an Internet interactive website, the Cold War Experience, that allows you to explore many facets of key situations and events of the Cold War. war/ for spellbinding information about the bomb, culture, technology, espionage, and more. • Development of nuclear weapons: Divide the class into two groups, the Americans and the Soviets. Research and then write a class play on the development of the early nuclear technology.

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