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The Cold War


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Survey of the Cold War

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  • 1. Right now
    • Get your arguments organized
    • Get ready to verbally make those arguments
    • You will have 2 minutes to make your opening statement
    • Next group makes opening statement
    • 1 minute each for rebuttal
  • 2. The Cold War
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  • 8. Causes of the Cold War
    • 1) Capitalism vs. Communism
      • US & Great Britain don’t like or trust communist ideas such as the rejection of private property & religion. Soviets wanted to destroy capitalism & overthrow democratic governments in Europe.
      • USSR afraid US would attack them (they had before) & that they would rebuild Germany & Germany would attack USSR again .
  • 9. The Cold War in Europe
    • As WWII was ending, the Soviet army occupied all of Eastern Europe (except Yugoslavia)
    • Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, & Albania became Soviet satellite countries
    • The Iron Curtain
  • 11. Soviet Threat in Europe; America Responds
    • Fear of a Communist takeover of all of Europe led to The Truman Doctrine
    • The Truman Doctrine: Encourage countries to resist Soviet Influence
    • Containment: Do not allow communism to spread or expand to any more countries in the world.
  • 12. Truman Doctrine in full effect
    • 1) $400 million in aid to Greece & Turkey
    • 2) The Marshall Plan : $12 billion in aid to help western European countries rebuild after the war
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  • 14. Germany
    • After the war, the Allies divided up Germany into 4 zones
  • 15. Berlin Airlift
    • Berlin (capital of Germany, largest city) was in the Soviet Zone & the city itself was divided
  • 16. Berlin Airlift
    • Stalin blockaded West Berlin, trying to make the entire city part of East Germany.
    • Truman ordered supplies to be airlifted to West Berlin.
    • Stalin ended blockade, W. Berlin remained part of W. Germany.
  • 17. Operation Vittles
  • 18. Berlin Wall
    • Many people in East Berlin were very poor and ruled by a dictator, so they fled to West Berlin
    • The Soviet Government was embarrassed by this, so they built a wall around West Berlin.
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  • 20. Cold War Alliances
    • NATO:
    • USA
    • UK
    • France
    • Portugal
    • W. Germany
    • Italy
    • Greece
    • Turkey
    • Norway
    • Warsaw Pact
    • USSR
    • Poland
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Hungary
    • E. Germany
    • Romania
    • Bulgaria
    • Albania
  • 21. United Nations
    • League of Nations…the Sequel
    • Created in 1945
    • Settle arguments between countries
    • Humanitarian Aid (UNICEF, etc.)
  • 22. 1949… a scary year
    • Soviets successfully test atomic bomb
    • Chinese Communists led by Mao Zedong take over. China becomes a communist country
    • US feels very threatened by International Communism
  • 23. Superpowers
    • The US & the Soviet Union are now the two most powerful countries on earth and they both have nuclear weapons
    • They are the two superpowers
  • 24. Communism in Asia
    • Korea
    • Was a Japanese colony for decades
    • Kim Il Sung very popular communist leader/resistance fighter
    • After Japanese surrender, USA & USSR divide Korea at 38 th parallel.
    • North Korea = communist
    • South Korea = capitalist
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  • 26. The Korean War
    • June, 1950: North Korean troops cross 38 th parallel, invade the South
    • South Korean Army defeated quickly
    • UN sends military force to help South Korea at Truman’s request
    • 16 countries involved, 80% of troops from USA
    • Gen. Douglas MacArthur in command
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  • 28. The War
    • North Korean forces almost win right away.
    • MacArthur leads daring landing at Incheon
    • North Korea retreats, MacArthur pursues
    • Chinese enter the war, beat back Americans
    • Armistice ends fighting in 1953
    • Still technically at war, but no shooting
    • Demilitarized Zone between two countries
    • N. Korea still communist, S. Korea still capitalist
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  • 30. Another Red Scare
    • Spies!
    • 1953; The Rosenbergs arrested and eventually hanged for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union
    • Alger Hiss State Department official discovered spying for the Soviet Union
  • 31. McCarthyism
  • 32. Senator Joe McCarthy
    • Claimed to have a list of 205 known communists working for the government
    • Never showed anyone the list
    • For 4 years, McCarthy went around the country “hunting communists”
    • Businesses questioned employees & fired anyone they suspected of being a communist
    • “ Blacklists” in Hollywood and elsewhere
  • 33. Censure
    • McCarthy held televised hearings. He looked like a bully
    • The Senate censured him, he died of liver failure 3 years later
    You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
  • 34. Cold War Conflict Chart
    • Draw this chart in your notes
    Superpower Actions Issue or Conflict Region or Country
  • 35. Africa & Asia
    • Issue:
    • After WWII many colonies began demanding and fighting for their independence
  • 36. Superpower Actions
    • US grants independence to the Philippines
    • In Africa the US and Soviet Union gave $ & weapons to opposing sides in many civil wars (Angola, Somalia, Ethiopia)
    • Pakistan became an ally of the US, India stayed neutral, but took $ & weapons from the US & USSR
  • 37. Cuba
    • Issue: In 1959 Fidel Castro led a successful communist revolution in Cuba
  • 38. Superpower Actions (part 1)
    • The Bay of Pigs Invasion : The Soviet Union gave Cuba a lot of $ and support. President Kennedy & the CIA trained a group of Cuban exiles to invade Cuba & overthrow their government. The invasion was a total failure and embarrassed the US.
  • 39. Superpower Actions (part 2)
    • The Cuban Missile Crisis: USSR begins building missile bases in Cuba. Nukes threatened the US. JFK warned that he would stop any Soviet boat carrying missiles to Cuba. The USSR backed off.
    • The closest the world has ever come to total nuclear war
  • 40. “ The Button”
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  • 42. Other Parts of Latin America
    • Issue: Many parts of Latin America were desperately poor. They thought becoming communist countries might help stop their suffering
  • 43. Superpower Actions
    • US provides aid to many Latin American countries: Alliance for Progress, Peace Corps
    • US intervenes militarily to overthrow suspected communist leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile, Grenada, El Salvador
  • 44. Arms Race
    • By the 1950’s The US & USSR both had enough nuclear weapons to destroy each other several times over
    • 1957 USSR launches 1 st ever satellite: Sputnik .
    • “ Space Race” begins, NASA is created
    • Both countries develop rocket technology
  • 45. Kennedy Assassination
    • On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas.
    • The man found guilty of his murder was Lee Harvey Oswald
    • Oswald was assassinated by Jack Ruby
    • Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) became President
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  • 49. Vietnam
    • Vietnam was a French colony
    • Vietnamese communists led by Ho Chi Minh (Uncle Ho) defeated the French in 1954
    • International Peace Conference divided Vietnam into 2 countries
    • North Vietnam (Communist) {USSR}
    • South Vietnam (Capitalist) {USA}
  • 50. Things go South in the South
    • South Vietnam led by corrupt leader (Diem)
    • Communist Guerrillas (Viet Cong/Viet Minh) begin fighting in South Vietnam
    • USA worried that Vietnam would become a communist country
    • Domino Theory: when one country “falls” to communism, countries near it will fall to communism as well.
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  • 53. US Involvement
    • During the 1950’s & 1960’s, both Presidents Eisenhower & Kennedy sent “military advisors” to Vietnam
    • 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Incident leads to US escalation in Vietnam.
    • By 1968 there were over 50,000 American soldiers in Vietnam
  • 54. Insurgent War
    • American troops were fighting a difficult, insurgent war in the jungle
    • They couldn’t tell friend from foe.
    • Draft was instituted
    • 1 st TV war led to decreasing popularity of draft & war at home
    • Tet Offensive 1968 = turning point for the Viet Cong & North Vietnam
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  • 56. Protests at home
    • Massive demonstrations and protests against the Vietnam war took place
    • “ Hippies” and college students staged protests and burned their draft cards
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  • 58. The End of the War
    • Protests led to fighting between pro & anti war demonstrators
    • Anti-war demonstrators killed by national guard at their college in Kent State, Ohio
    • Longest, most unpopular war in US history
    • US forces left Vietnam in 1975
    • Vietnam is now a communist country
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  • 61. The End of the Cold War
    • Beginning with the Nixon administration, the US pursued less hostile relations with the USSR ( Détente)
    • The policy of détente led to agreements
    • SALT I & SALT II: S trategic
    • A rms
    • L imitation
    • T alks
  • 62. End of the Cold War
    • Building more and more weapons to keep up with the USA crippled the Soviet economy
    • It collapsed in 1991 despite attempts by Gorbachev to make structural changes
    • By 1992, the Berlin wall had fallen, Eastern European became independent (satellites no more!)
    • USA! USA! USA! USA! ...
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  • 64. Communism ends in Russia The Soviet Union breaks up