History of the Atomic Age A comprehensive section chronicling the discovery of nuclear fission, the race for the atomic bomb, the development of the hydrogen bomb and the ensuing Cold War and beyond. Cold War: A Brief History Explore the critical events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union Race for the Hydrogen Bomb As the American and Soviet nuclear programs took root and grew, and the race for the hydrogen bomb was soon on. The Manhattan Project "The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb" is a history of the American atomic bomb program during World War II. The First Pile The saga of man's first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. The Trinity Test On July 16, 1945 the world changed with the explosion of the first atomic bomb that took place at Trinity Site. Tale of Two Cities Recount the events of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Manhattan Project Signature Facilities Information on the Department of Energy's Manhattan Project "Signature Facilities".
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Origins of the Cold War: The Communist Dimension It is surely a suggestive irony that just at the point when younger American historians had made serious intellectual headway with their reinterpretation of the cold war, fixing historical responsibility in terms of the mistakes, delusions and imperatives of United States policy, the Soviet Union astonished friends and foes by overwhelming Czechoslovakia and turning its clock of history backwards. If the cold war has not revived, small thanks are due the Soviet leaders. Their extraordinary nervousness, their man?uvres to propitiate both the outgoing and incoming American Administrations, indicate very plainly how much they have feared political retaliation; this in itself is a comment on where responsibility for the cold war today should rest. To continue reading, please log in. Don't have an account? Register Register now to get three articles each month. As a subscriber, you get unrestricted access to ForeignAffairs.com. Register for free to continue reading. Have an account?
Operation History Our briefing on the CIA wouldn’t be complete without a look back at the history of intelligence. These operations date back to the earliest times and earliest governments, well before the formation of the United States. Here in America, intelligence played a vital role in the Revolutionary War for independence, and there’s a virtual treasure trove of exciting stories and brave people and events that have shaped our country, often behind the scenes. On the following pages, you can learn about some of the famous (and a few not-so-famous) people and the roles they played in American intelligence. Also, we’ve approved you to visit one of the most secret museums in the world as you continue your briefing on the CIA.
A Secret Landscape: The Cold War Infrastructure of the Nation's Capital Region History of Sir Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was an inspirational statesman, writer, orator and leader who led Britain to victory in the Second World War. He served as Conservative Prime Minister twice - from 1940 to 1945 (before being defeated in the 1945 general election by the Labour leader Clement Attlee) and from 1951 to 1955. Accessible Media Player by Nomensa The timeline slider below uses WAI ARIA. Please use the documentation for your screen reader to find out more. Winston Churchill was born on 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire and was of rich, aristocratic ancestry. Churchill was elected as Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900, before defecting to the Liberal Party in 1904 and spending the next decade climbing the ranks of the Liberal government. The interwar years saw Churchill again ‘cross the floor’ from the Liberals, back to the Conservative Party. By his re-election in 1951, Churchill was, in the words of Roy Jenkins, “gloriously unfit for office”.
Un-American Activities Committee On 26th May, 1938, the United States House of Representatives authorized the formation of the Special House Committee on Un-American Activities. "The Speaker of the House of Representatives is authorized to appoint a special committee to be composed of seven members for the purpose of conducting an investigation of (1) the extent, character, and object of un-American propaganda activities in the United States, (2) the diffusion within the United States of subversive and un-American propaganda that is instigated from foreign countries or of a domestic origin and attacks the principle of the form of government as guaranteed by the Constitution, and (3) all other questions in relations thereto that would aid Congress in any necessary remedial legislation." The first chairman of the Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was Martin Dies. The main objective of the HUAC was the investigation of un-American and subversive activities. J. Hallie Flanagan eventually appeared before the HUAC. J.
Origins of the Cold War 1945-49 FOUR causes of the Cold War [BARE]. NINE events which caused the Cold War. FOUR decisions made at the Yalta Conference. TWO decisions and three disagreements at the Potsdam conference. The ‘salami tactics’ that brought Communists to power in Eastern Europe FIVE causes [CABAN] and FOUR results [CENA] of the Berlin crisis, 1948–9. FIVE ‘Berlin Airlift Facts’.