The Cold War(1945 – 1991)<br />
What was the Cold War?<br />The Cold War: a period of tension, threats, and competition between communist nations led by t...
The Superpowers<br />The United States<br />Government: democratic republic<br />Economic System: capitalism (free-enterpr...
Communism<br />Classless society<br />No rich, middle class, or poor<br />All wealth is distributed evenly among the peopl...
Capitalism<br />Free-enterprise: economy is free from government control<br />Individuals are allowed to own property<br /...
Cold War Alliances<br />
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The cold war part 1

  1. 1. The Cold War(1945 – 1991)<br />
  2. 2. What was the Cold War?<br />The Cold War: a period of tension, threats, and competition between communist nations led by the Soviet Union and anti-communist nations led by the U.S.<br />The Cold war began at the end of WWII in 1945 and ended with the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991<br />The U.S. and the Soviet Union never attacked each other<br />
  3. 3. The Superpowers<br />The United States<br />Government: democratic republic<br />Economic System: capitalism (free-enterprise)<br />Cold War Goal: wanted to stop the spread of communism<br />The Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.)<br />Government: totalitarian dictatorship<br />Economic System: communism<br />Cold War Goal: wanted to spread communism throughout the world<br />
  4. 4. Communism<br />Classless society<br />No rich, middle class, or poor<br />All wealth is distributed evenly among the people<br />No ownership of private property<br />All property is owned by the government<br />Economy strictly controlled by government<br />All farms, factories, mines, etc. are government run<br />Individuals can’t earn profit from businesses<br />Prices and wages are set by the government<br />Government decides what and how much to produce<br />
  5. 5. Capitalism<br />Free-enterprise: economy is free from government control<br />Individuals are allowed to own property<br />Businesses are privately owned and operated for profit<br />Economy is driven by competition<br />Businesses compete for profits<br />Workers compete for wages<br />Pay is usually based on productivity and skill level<br />A market economy<br />Wages are negotiated at the workplace<br />Prices are negotiated in the marketplace<br />Society is divided into classes<br />Rich, middle class, poor<br />
  6. 6. Cold War Alliances<br />

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