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History of the Atomic Age. History: Cold War. Cold War History - Cold War. Almost as soon as he took office, President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) began to implement a new approach to international relations.

Cold War History - Cold War

Instead of viewing the world as a hostile, “bi-polar” place, he suggested, why not use diplomacy instead of military action to create more poles? To that end, he encouraged the United Nations to recognize the communist Chinese government and, after a trip there in 1972, began to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing. At the same time, he adopted a policy of “détente”–”relaxation”–toward the Soviet Union. In 1972, he and Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982) signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I), which prohibited the manufacture of nuclear missiles by both sides and took a step toward reducing the decades-old threat of nuclear war.

Despite Nixon’s efforts, the Cold War heated up again under President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Even as Reagan fought communism in Central America, however, the Soviet Union was disintegrating. US History Timeline: Cold War. Before 1600 | 1600 - 1700 | 1700 - 1800 | 1800 - 1900 | 1900 - 2000 | American Revolution Timeline | Cold War Timeline 1945 Feb.

US History Timeline: Cold War

Yalta Conference May World War II ends in Europe. Aug. U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Potsdam Conference - Truman - Stalin and British divide up Europe 1946 Jan. 1947 Jan. March Truman Doctrine announced. 1948 June Berlin Airlift begins (ends May 19, 1949) 1949 April North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established.

Cold War Hot Links: Web Sorces Relating to the Cold War. Cold War Hot Links These links are to webpages which other people have created and like most things on the net, they run the entire spectrum of political thought and vary greatly in quality.

Cold War Hot Links: Web Sorces Relating to the Cold War

Nonetheless, they do provide web- surfers with some interesting views and information on the Cold War and the National Security State. Some Cold War Web Resources Scanned FOIA Anthropology Documents About this page and what I'm up to. Cold War Museum. The Cold War. The webserver at Alpha History tells us you’re using an adblocking tool, plug-in or browser extension on your computer or network.

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To access the Alpha History website, please complete one of the following steps: * Disable or deactivate your adblocking software, tool or plug-in. * Whitelist our top level domain ( in your adblocking software. Thank you for your understanding. Have a nice day! THE SINATRA DOCTRINE: DEFINITION. Collapse of the USSR PPT. The Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact was the Soviet Union’s response to West Germany joining NATOand came into being in May 1955.

The Warsaw Pact

The Warsaw Pact, named after the meeting to create it was held in Warsaw, was based throughout the Soviet Bloc and troops in it were used in the ending of the 1968 Czech Revolt. The Warsaw Pact, officially the ‘Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance’, was obviously very much dominated by the Soviet Union. Soviet made tanks, aircraft and guns were used throughout the Warsaw Pact and the military command was dominated by decisions made in Moscow. Like NATO, the Warsaw Pact had a political Consultative Committee with a civilian Secretary-General. It also, like NATO, had a commander-in-chief who was the most senior military figure in it. IISS claimed that in 1983, the Warsaw Pact had: 1,714,000 ground forces. Cold_war9_NATO. The North Atlantic Treaty, signed Washington D.C. 4 April 1949 The Parties to this Treaty reaffirm their faith in the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and their desire to live in peace with all peoples and all governments.


They are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. Formation of NATO and Warsaw Pact - Cold War. The formation of the Warsaw Pact was in some ways a response to the creation of NATO, although it did not occur until six years after the Western alliance came into being.

Formation of NATO and Warsaw Pact - Cold War

It was more directly inspired by the rearming of West Germany and its admission into NATO in 1955. In the aftermath of World War I and World War II, Soviet leaders felt very apprehensive about Germany once again becoming a military power–a concern that was shared by many European nations on both sides of the Cold War divide.

In the mid-1950s, however, the U.S. and a number of other NATO members began to advocate making West Germany part of the alliance and allowing it to form an army under tight restrictions. The Soviets warned that such a provocative action would force them to make new security arrangements in their own sphere of influence, and they were true to their word. West Germany formally joined NATO on May 5, 1955, and the Warsaw Pact was signed less than two weeks later, on May 14. MIRV DIAGRAM (Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle) ARMS RACE FACT SHEET. The Nuclear Arms Race.

The nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War.

The Nuclear Arms Race

Many feared where the Cold War was going with the belief that the more nuclear weapons you had, the more powerful you were. Both America and Russia massively built up their stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Cold War Arms Race Timeline. ARMS RACE DIAGRAM. Intermediate 2 Bitesize History - Arms Race : Revision. ARMS RACE DIAGRAM. The Berlin Blockade (10m) Berlin airlift video Qs. Causes of Berlin Blockade. Causes of Berlin Blockade.