Cold War

Parent Category: War and Military History
The nuclear arms race divided the world in a struggle as costly as any another war. East vs. West, Communism vs. Democracy, the Bear vs. the Eagle; all these were major factors in the lives of millions for 4 decades.
The Soviets invaded, at least in part, to provide support to theParcham fraction of the Afghani Communist Party. Until theinvasion, the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) andthus the government of Afghanistan had been in the hands of theleaders of the Khalq faction. The Khalq faction...
William H. Seward, US Secretary of State.
The cold war didn't have a specific start or ending time but if ihad to give one I'd say that it started right after WWII (1945) andended in the early 90's, probably 1991, the fall of the SovietUnion.
Reagan was a no-nonsense man. He chose the right men to do the job, if they couldn't or wouldn't do the job, he replaced them. When he had a problem, he spoke with the men he hired. He expected to speak with only one man. And not waste his time or words with others, unless needed. If that ONE man...
Some consequences of the Cold War were environmental damages, social tensions, and economical tensions... These are only a few...\n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n-Payton:)
Nikita Khrushchev is the premier of soviet union during the cubanmissile crisis.
Yes. The nuclear arsenal of the United States is made so that it must be refurbished every three months or the nuclear warheads will not work. This is done by design so that if a weapon ever comes up missing, after a short time it will become just a large semi-radioactive paperweight. Other than...
a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations . . simpler defnition is italisized.
after world war two the decline of europe power was shared betweentthe united states and the soviet union.
Dmitry Medvedev (president of Russia) is 44 years old. He was born on September 14, 1965
War causes man to think of ways to survive. War stimulates his mind. The instinct to survive equals the instinct to live...eat, have shelter from the elements, sleep, etc.. War began in the 1st dimension, fighting on land; then added the water to warfare; then vertically to the 2nd dimension. Then...
If you do not count the Viet Nam War and the Korean War then that statement saying there were more deaths in the war on terrorism than in the Cold War would be true. However, it is not true. If you consider the Cold War fought as an arms race and conflict of CIA vs. KGB that statement would hold...
The Cold War was the long, drawn out conflict between the UnitedStates (and NATO) against the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics(Soviet Russia). This conflict is associated with The Korean War,The Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many conflicts inthe Middle East. This conflict lasted...
The problem became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was the point during the "Cold War" when the USA and USSR became perilously close to actual nuclear warfare. . Reconnaisance photographs taken by a high-altitude U-2 spy plane showed that the Soviet Union had armed Cuba with nuclear Medium...
Western countries e.g. China, Russia, Mongolia, Western Germany Alot of these had communist governments introduced by the USSR. Berlin itself was split-The western side of the wall was mainly inhabited by western Germans and was communist, the eastern side was inhabited by eastern Germans and...
because when they break we cant watch tv #
Because there could be weapons of mass destruction aboard it + theycan use the satellites for surveillance.
robbing them of their individuality, forcing them to work in labor camps, and intentionally starving tens of millions of people to death to insure that everyone had enough food. :)
When WW2 ended, Korea became a divided nation. The US and Soviet Union had withdrawn most of their troops from Korea. The Soviets gambled that the US wouldn't defendSouth Korea. So The Soviets supplied North Korea with tanks, airplanes, and money in an attempt to take over the peninsula.
The Potsdam conference helped reinforce the Soviet's idea that the Allies were trying to keep them weak by withholding reparations. Leading them to believe that the Allies wanted to attack and conquer Russia.
The department of Homeland Security, as such, did not exist until after the 9.ll attacks in 200l, so you are putting the cart before the horse. True there have always been such things as Civil Defense ( Bomb squads, air-raid wardens and related), Police anti-terrorist units- again Bomb squads, and...
Yes it is true. Recently in my social studies class we watched a movie about the nukes and after it was bombed(japan) Americans went and obesrved the damage and wrekage of the destroyed cites. ONe of the parts show the American laying on the shadow and see what it was. they found out it was shadows...
The bomb killed thosands of people in Hiroshima and Nagisoki.
The three blocs refer to First World, Second World and Third World terms. They arose out of the United Nations. Mostly it is a sociological term. Or a political term. The term Fourth World has been developed since WWII. The explanation below comes from an organization called Nations Online developed...
The restructing of the soviet government and econmy
an increase in compulsory school-attendance laws
No, Lenin had died in 1924 and the Cold War did not begin till after WWII.
Cuba is just 90 miles away - the USA consider it to be in their 'backyard'.
Space was to be used for war. When the Soviets put up their Sputnik in the late 50's, that put the Soviet's ahead, for: Satellite reconnaissance (intelligence gathering) and put them in a better position to possess ICBMs (nuclear tipped-Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles). ICBMs could not be...
The Russians didn't manage their resources and when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 that was the end for the Cold War.
The only two countries that could bye themselves take down the US is China and maybe Russia. But Russia wouldn't have too much of a chance. China could but the questions is why would they? they may not like everything we do but we have a lot of major trade going on with them. if they decided...
China became Red China in '49.
the economy was controlled by the government and so that made it a command economy, but there was no compitition so there was a shortage of food .
It Was Caused by the partition by treaty and cilvismakljs
Answer . a war that erupted in 1950 when North Korea, controlled by a communist government, attacked non-communist South Korea. The US came to the aid of South Korea. The war expanded as China and the Soviet Union threw their support behind the North Koreans. The commander of the American troops,...
Its Warsaw Pact allies . Hungary decided on independence from the Soviet Bloc, and the USSR organised the other countries in eastern Europe to put down the secession.
Society (communism) verses the individual (freedom). What's more important, the individual person's right to do what he wants (smoke a cigar for example) or societies safety with his second hand smoke?
As I understand it nobody died due to the Soviet blockade ofBerlin. The US Air Force began flying in supplies long before thatwould have become an issue. A few deaths did result from airplanecrashes during the airlift operations to supply Berlin. However of course some people did die during the...
It should be obvious that Russia is called Russia today; and not the USSR.
it was pretty crazy for both sides of the wall
They gave information about the atomic bomb to the Soviets. They were the members of the American Communist Party. They denied the charges of spying but they were convicted and sentenced to death.
All the countries involved in the Warsaw Pact were communist states.
Yes. Most of the Berlin Wall was made of prefabricated concrete slabs.
No, it was after the war. At the end of WW2 Berlin was divided into 4 sectors. One American, one English, one French and one Soviet. The Soviet sector became East Berlin and the Soviets started building the wall at the end of the 1950's. This is when the cold war started. West Berlin was on one side...
Because it was a race to see who could invent the fastest and be the strongest super powers
Started in 1805, Fort Pitt was built on the high ground that over looks the River Medway. From it's high poisition it could protect the flank of Fort Amherst and deny any invading army it's high vantage point. Fort Pitt was a fort in what is now the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania...
Vlad vile was pretty bad in his eyes.
That man could reach the stars if he wanted to. Landing a man on the moon was part of the cold war.
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UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (II): OnNovember 29, 1947 the United Nations passed a General AssemblyResolution recognizing the right for the Jews of MandatoryPalestine and the Arabs of Mandatory Palestine to declareindependence as separate and unique states. Both the United Statesand Soviet...
The USA and USSR had enough missiles to destroy the world over and over. It was the closest the world has ever come to World War Three!
You're kidding. A zillion....and those were painted over by a zillion more.
The Berlin Wall was torn down in the 20th century, in November 1989.
In terms of national morale, no doubt it was discouraging to Russia and to Russians that it was the US which was the first to the moon, rather than their own supposedly more advanced communist utopia. However, Russia had much more serious problems to worry about, such as the failed war in...
Holland after World War II was in ruins. Most of the end of the 40s and the beginning of the 50s was spend rebuilding the country and it's economy. Holland received support from the Marshall Plan. This and the liberation of Holland by the Allied forced made it a pro-western society. Communism never...
The Battle of Long tan was the Australians first big fight during the Vietnam War in 1966.
The Truman Doctrine helped to fight the spread of communism and it was a response to a crisis. It was made to help nations that did not want to be under communist rule with military and economic aid. US was called upon by the Greece and Turkey to help them fight communist rebels. It is significance...
Russia: Crimean War-1853/1856 against Britain and France. [Russia Lost] Russo-Japanese War-1904/1905 against Japan. [Russia Lost] The Great War - Against the Central Powers (Czarist Russia lost the war, when the German Empire allow Lenin to setup a new Government that would be establish...
As superpower United States watches other superpowers in the game of global domination, especially if that another superpower is a totalitarian state. If not checked Soviet or communist control could spread to western Europe and all over the world as communist ideas were very popular at the time.
As a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union: . the threat of the anihilation of humanity was reduced, andperhaps eliminated for a time. . Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania regained theirindependence. . Belarus, Ukraine, Moldavia, Georgia and other former Sovietrepublics bacel independent states. ....
During the years the Berlin Wall divided the city in half, one sidewas capitalist and the other side was communist. The west side ofthe wall was the capitalist side.
The significance of the Marshall Plan of 1947 was the extremecontainment of communism. By proposing massive and systematic American economic aid to thewar-torn countries of Europe, the U.S. gave away about $13 billionin aid which helped a rapid renewal of chemical, engineering, andsteel industries...
The Berlin Wall was a wall of many colors with lots of writing on it.
Beacause Castro belivied that General Basita had established a dictatorship there.
Mistrust. Difference in political ideologies.
Joseph McCarthyÕs hearings heightened tensions between the UnitedStates and the Soviet Union. Although the hearings provedMcCarthyÕs accusations unfounded, Americans and the government weremuch more aware of and ready to act to the potential threat ofcommunism spreading beyond the borders of...
The two countries had different forms of government.
Berlin has never been a republic.
Both forms of government require politicians to operate them.
By pooling their resources into alliances such as NATO and SEATO to contain Soviet expansionism; political chaos in the 1960s-70s undermined such efforts until the 1980s saw reinvestment into not just containing Soviet expansionism but reversing it.
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The free world won the cold war.
The cold war was created by the atomic bomb in 1945, it's called the "atomic age." The cold war almost went totally hot during the Korean War of 1950-1953; but cooler heads prevailed. 1953 to '54, the French were preparing to depart Vietnam (Indochina); with US assistance. From those same time...
The phrase 'Iron Curtain' was used by Churchill to describe partition of Europe because of Soviet occupation of the Eastern European countries in 1946.
Africa is not a country it is a continent. There were no representatives (Chiefs) present from any African nation.