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Ryan Carpenter: The Role Technology Played In The Cold War


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Ryan Carpenter: The Role Technology Played In The Cold War

  1. 1. How The Cold War Was Won Ryan Carpenter
  2. 2. Title Revision <ul><li>The Role Technology Played in The Cold War </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>The Russian-Afghan war </li></ul><ul><li>What the computer did for the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Back to defense </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Russian-Afghan war (1979-1989) <ul><li>What a victory meant for the Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Reagan and Carter administrations </li></ul><ul><li>The Stinger Missile </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Stinger Missile
  6. 6. The Economy in the 80’s <ul><li>Reaganomics </li></ul><ul><li>by 1982, the unemployment rate was 9.7 percent, and nearly 17,000 businesses failed </li></ul><ul><li>These trends reversed around 1983, when the inflation rate decreased from 11 to 2 percent, the unemployment rate decreased to 7.5 percent, and the economic growth rate increased from 4.5 to 7.2 percent </li></ul><ul><li>The computer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Back to Defense <ul><li>Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) </li></ul><ul><li>“Star Wars” </li></ul><ul><li>If it worked would have neutralized the Soviet’s nuclear capabilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Concluding Thoughts
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>[1] Gordan, John. An Empire of Wealth . 1st. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>[2] Cowley , Robert. The Cold War . 1st. New York: American Historical Publications, Inc., 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>[3] Skinner, Kiron. Turning Points in Ending The Cold War . 1st. New York: Hoover Institution Press, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>[4] Ball, S.J.. The Cold War: an international history, 1947-1991 . 1st. New York: St Martin's Press, 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>[5] Dobson, Alan. Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Cold War . 1st. Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Press, 1999. </li></ul>