The Factor of the Third WorldJapanese surrender signatories are shown arriving on board the USS Missouriin Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 to participate in surrender ceremonies. Leftto right, front row: Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, who signed on behalf of theEmperor, and Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu, who signed on behalf of the Imperial Hô Chi Minh est reçu à Paris par Marius Moutet (à droite)Japanese General Headquarters. Second row in top hats: Katsuo Okazaki andToshikazu Kase. Others unidentified. (AP Photo)
The Postwar Global EconomyThis is a general view of a plenary session of the United Nations Monetary Conference in Bretton Woods, N.H. on July 4,1944. Delegates from 44 countries are seated at the long tables. Sen. Charles W. Tobey, R-NH, is speaker in centerbackground. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)
Loans to the Soviet UnionPresident Truman, left, congratulates his new Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, after Acheson took the oath of office in a White Houseceremony January 21, 1949. At right is Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. (AP Photo/William J. Smith)
Crisis in the Mediterranean
The Permanent War EconomyMilitary Industrial Complex:• Reaction to lack of readiness for Pearl Harbor• Industry: permanent liasion to military• Confront Soviet military power• Ensure profitability
The "Iron Curtain"
ContainmentGeorge F. Kennan, right, new United States ambassador to Russia, stands with Nikola Shvernik, center, president of the Presidium of theSupreme Soviet, after presenting his credentials in Moscow May 14, 1952. at left, is A.F. Gorkin, secretary of the presidium. Others unidenfified.(A Photo/Sovfoto)
The Truman DoctrineU.S. President Harry Truman waves with his cane as he leaves the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 3, 1947. Thepresident is on his way to Charlottesville, Va., where he will make an Independence Day address at Monticello. (AP Photo)
The Marshall Plan
The Berlin BlockadeA U.S. Air Force C-47 transport plane loaded with supplies lands in defiance of the Soviet blockadeof the western-occupied section of Berlin in 1948.UPI/Corbis-Bettmann
The National-Security State
The Origins of McCarthyismMcCarthy, Joseph, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission.
The Soviet A-Bomb If we go on with this race, there wont be a winner!
China Goes Communist
The American Century
Legacies of the Cold WarTaken on February 19, 1990, this photograph shows the dismantling of the Berlin Wall near theBrandenburg Gate in East Berlin. Reuters/Corbis-Bettmann
Sources• "Cold War: Postwar Tensions With Soviets, 1945." DISCovering U.S. History. Online Edition. Gale, 2003. Reproduced in Student Resource Center. Detroit: Gale, 2004. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/SRC• AP Photo Archive