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Cold War International History Project

Cold War International History Project
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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.

The Vietnam Center and Archive: Virtual Vietnam Archive Accessing the Virtual Vietnam Archive To search the Virtual Vietnam Archive, click "Search the Virtual Vietnam Archive" in the left column. Assistance with searching can be found in the Virtual Archive Tutorial, or on the help pages within the Virtual Archive. Information about Virtual Archive availability can be found on the Virtual Archive Notes page. Copyright Unless otherwise noted, all items within the Virtual Vietnam Archive are © Copyright: The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University. What is in the Virtual Vietnam Archive The Virtual Vietnam Archive currently contains over 4 million pages of scanned materials. Types of material include documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps, and collection finding aids. There are records in the Virtual Archive for copyrighted materials, but these items cannot be downloaded. The Virtual Archive is continuously growing, with new items added every day. Disclaimer To Use:

Royal Navy and Naval History.Net The National Security Archive December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, nsarchiv@gwu.edu

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.

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