Cold War Reference Library - Almanac by Sharon M. Hanes

By Sharon M. Hanes

Stretching from the top of worldwide struggle II to 1989, the chilly struggle among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances world wide. In 15 chapters, the Almanac treats the ancient reasons of the stress; the mutual suspicions that fueled the clash for greater than forty years; the ideological conflict among communism and democracy; and the regulations that marked the lengthy standoff -- the Marshall Plan,Truman's element 4 application, the nuclear palms race, fiscal reduction, the Berlin Wall, detente; and lots more and plenty extra. additionally lined are the days whilst the chilly struggle burst into armed clash in such components as Korea, Cuba and Southeast Asia.

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Stalin’s crimes included mass killings of Eastern Europeans in the 1930s. Khrushchev condemned Stalin for placing his own quest for power above the welfare of the people. Breaking from Stalin’s precedent, Khrushchev called 192 Cold War: Almanac for peaceful competition with the West. S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969; served 1953–61) some hope that tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union could be eased; it even seemed that the Soviets might loosen their hold on Eastern Europe.

S. military forces to combat the Soviet threat. S. South Korea, starting the Korean War. S. forces push the North Korean army back to the border with China, sparking a Chinese invasion one week later and forcing the United States into a hasty retreat. June 21, 1951 The Korean War reaches a military stalemate at the original boundary between North and South Korea. 1949 Boxing champion Joe Louis retires. 1950 The first Xerox copy machine is produced. 1949 1950 xxxviii Cold War: Almanac 1951 I Love Lucy debuts on CBS-TV.

S. president John F. Kennedy is assassinated. S. cities. 1964 1966 The National Organization for Women (NOW) is established. 1967 Rolling Stone magazine is first published. ” August 27, 1968 Antiwar riots rage in Chicago’s streets outside the Democratic National Convention. March 18, 1969 The United States begins secret bombing of Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese supply lines. July 20, 1969 The United States lands the first men on the moon. April 16, 1970 Strategic arms limitation talks, SALT, begin.

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