The Cold War Erupts Prime Minister Churchill, President Roosevelt, and Premier Stalin meet at Yalta to discuss post-war Europe. It was at both the Yalta and Dumbarton Oaks conferences that the framework for the United Nations was devised. In 1945, one major war ended and another began. The Cold War lasted about 45 years. The United States became the leader of the free-market capitalist world. Winston Churchill's 1946 speech to Westminster University in Missouri contained the first reference to the communism of Eastern Europe as an "iron curtain." The long-term causes of the Cold War are clear. There was hostility on the Soviet side as well. Stalin made promises during the war about the freedom of eastern Europe on which he blatantly reneged. When the Soviet Union entered the war between the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States no longer needed their aid, but Stalin was there to collect on Western promises. At Potsdam, the Allies agreed on the postwar outcome for Nazi Germany.
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DNSA - Home The Cold War for Kids: Summary The Cold War was a long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The west was led by the United States and Eastern Europe was led by the Soviet Union. These two countries became known as superpowers. Time Period (1945 - 1991) The Cold War began not too long after World War II ended in 1945. The Cold War came to an end with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Proxy Wars The Cold War was often fought between the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union in something called a proxy war. Arms Race and Space Race The United States and the Soviet Union also tried to fight the Cold War by demonstrating their power and technology. Activities Crossword Puzzle Word Search For reference and further reading: The Cold War (20th Century Perspectives) by David Taylor. 2001. Back to History for Kids
Planes of the Past - A Tribute to Great Military Aircraft and Commercial Airliners of the Past The National Security Archive 4 cartes pour comprendre comment la Première Guerre change encore le monde Cent ans plus tard, la Première Guerre mondiale continue de marquer notre présent. Dans ce deuxième article d'une série de trois, Jean-Michel Leprince explique comment le découpage du monde après cette guerre a planté les germes des conflits d'aujourd'hui. Un reportage de Jean-Michel Leprince au Téléjournal En 1914, cinq empires (britannique, allemand, autrichien, russe, ottoman) et une république (française) dominent une grande partie du monde. La Première Guerre mondiale va rayer de la carte quatre d'entre eux. Après l'armistice, trois hommes, les principaux vainqueurs, vont redessiner la carte de l'Europe, des Balkans et du Proche-Orient. 1. Cet empire de François-Joseph est dépecé, ce qui amène notamment l'apparition de la Yougoslavie. 2. En 1917, la Russie capitule devant les Allemands. En parallèle, le président américain de l'époque, Woodrow Wilson, veut créer la Société des Nations (ancêtre des Nations unies), qui ne parviendra jamais à s'imposer. 3. 4.
The Cold War | The History of Media Use for Propaganda Purposes Published in 1947 by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society of St. Paul, Minnesota “A nation that knows how to popularize cornflakes and luxury automobiles ought to be able to tell the world the simple truth about what it is doing and why it is doing it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson, Then-Vice President of the United States in 1961 The political hostility between the United States of America and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1990 not only perpetuated enemy propaganda in both countries, but was also a power battle between both nations to sell their respective ideologies to the world. Just like advertising firms use different media outlets and have to create worldwide campaigns, we will take a closer look here at how America more specifically used different media to propagate the “anti-commie” message in its own nation, but also around the world. In order to transmit an effective message, it is very important to know your audience’s profile. General Turgidson: Perhaps it might be better, Mr.