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Cold War By: Robby Boyer, Chase Hickey, Robert Bergstrom
Introduction In this Project we will be covering the main points in the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cold War was not really a war is was more like a really long battle between the United States and the Soviet Union. We will also be talking about who, what, where, when, and why the war occurred.
Who United States: The Cold War had a huge impact on the struggle for civil rights in the United States. When the United States came out of World War 2 unharmed, while the rest of Europe and Asia had been devastated. The Soviet Union was mad that they had come over and destroyed much of their land. Soviet Union: Joseph Stalin’s insecurity to expand the land provoked the United states into responding with policies of containment. They believed the U.S. nationalism was trying to reduce their security.
What The Cold War was a war between the United States and the Soviet Union. “At the end of World War II the United States and the Soviet Union began a long battle for political, military and technology.” The Soviet Union invented the first Space Race back in the Cold War.
When The Cold War took place between 1946-1991. America’s rivalry with the Soviet Union spurred the longest war in U.S. history. Over four decades the United States nearly spent 13 Trillion dollars on defense. The Cold War lasted more than 40 years and it led the creation of a semi-permanent military industrial complex fed by federal dollars. In spending so much money to create a great defense sector and to create a national infrastructure, Washington had a long period expansion.
Where Research shows the locations for the cold war are: Europe Soviet union Korea Vietnam South America North America Greece Cuba East Asia
Why The United States came out of World War II unharmed, and they nearly destroyed Europe and most of Asia. Another cause of the war is the Soviet Union felt that the United States was trying to reduce their security.
Post War Robert Phillip Hansen was arrested on February 18, 2001, who was one of the United States agents. He was arrested shortly after he left a package under a small bridge, and the area to the FBI was known as a point for illicit exchange. The FBI founded that his arrest was due to his activities as a spy for the Soviet Union, and as well the Russian Federation. He used to be an FBI veteran, they say the 16 years he was in the FBI, he was also a spy for Russia.
Target Question Was there ever a time in the Cold War where it could have become a real war?
Cuban Missile Crisis On October 14, 1962 a U-2 mission over Cuba took pictures showing evidence that provided the missiles hit. The United States congressional election played a huge role in the crisis on Cuba. “Homer Capehart of Indiana demanded president Kennedy order an invasion on Cuba.” The summer of 1962, people gave frequent reports on unusual Soviet activities in Cuba. These Soviet activities followed Fidel Castro’s take over of Cuba and alignment soon after the new government with the Soviet Union.
Points of View United States: The United States point of view on the Cold War was that the Soviet Union was wrong about having a communist government ruled by one dictator named Joseph Stalin. Soviet Union: The Soviet Union believed that the United States was trying to rule them, so they decided they didn’t want to do anything that the Americans told them to.
Group Points of View Chase- Was for the war because he does not like Soviet government and communism Robby- was for the war because he thinks the Untied states should turn Russia into a democracy Robert- Felt like the Untied States Should of stay out of Russia and left them alone.
Conclusion In Conclusion of our project we had talked about the Cold War, also the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Post War. As you can see cold War was not a war it was more like a battle between communism, the United States wanted the Soviets to be a capitalist democracy.
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