Cold War


How did Americans react to Sputnik September 8

How did Americans react to Sputnik
Sputnik was a meaningful but mostly symbolic victory for the Soviet Union. The satellite had no real function, and only orbited the Earth and sent out random radio signals. It was launched w ...

What were the main causes of the Cold War September 8

What were the main causes of the Cold War
While the Cold War can be attributed to certain causes, the tensions between leaders before 1945 had a part to play in increasing the suspicions of the USSR and the West. Josef Stalin, as he ...

Was the Truman Doctrine successful July 30

Was the Truman Doctrine successful
Credit:KeystoneHulton ArchiveGetty ImagesThe Truman Doctrine was a specific measure to help the Greece fight off the rising threat of the Soviet-backed Greek Communist Party. Prior to U.S. i ...

What did the Iron Curtain separate July 29

The Iron Curtain was, unlike the Berlin Wall, not as much a physical barrier as an ideological, military and political barrier. The Soviet Union erected the barrier after World War II in order to prevent open contact with Western, non-communist influ

How fast does an MIG 29 go July 29

The MIG 29 is a superior fighter jet that was used extensively during the Cold War. Due to the jet's extreme versatility, skilled pilots were able to excel in dog fights. The speeds at which these planes are capable of exerts up to 9Gs of force. A co

What caused the end of detente July 29

Public and congressional disapproval of the policy of detente that began during the Nixon presidency grew during the administration of President Ford. Criticism came from both the Republican and Democratic Parties and sometimes from within Ford's own

Which countries are allies with Cuba July 29

Which countries are allies with Cuba
Credit:Diogo SallesMomentGetty ImagesCuba has come out in support of both Iran and North Korea in geopolitical issues prior to 2014. Cuba was one of the countries who voiced public support f ...

What is Che Guevara famous for July 29

What is Che Guevara famous for
Credit:Latitude Stock - Ron BadkinGallo ImagesGetty ImagesChe Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. Before he started to travel around South America, he spent some time studying medicine. I ...

What was the purpose of The Warsaw Pact July 29

What was the purpose of The Warsaw Pact
Credit:Universal Images Group EditorialUniversal Images GroupGetty ImagesThe Warsaw Pact was also part of a Soviet plan to control the militaries of its satellite countries in Eastern Europe ...

What was the significance of the Cold War July 29

What was the significance of the Cold War
Credit:Hulton ArchiveHulton ArchiveGetty ImagesThe two nations stockpiled nuclear weapons, and each attempted to out-scare the other. This war of words ebbed and flowed, but it had most of t ...

What does USSR stand for July 29

What does USSR stand for
Credit:Peter PhippPhoto LibraryGetty ImagesThe Soviet Union made up a total land area of 8,649,500 square miles, making it comparable to the size of North America and the world's largest sta ...

When did the Berlin Wall fall July 29

When did the Berlin Wall fall
Credit:spreephoto.deMomentGetty ImagesMany people began to chip away at the wall on that Nov. 9, but the large majority of the wall remained intact for several months. In the summer of 1990, ...

What happened during the McCarthy trials July 29

What happened during the McCarthy trials
Credit:Hulton ArchiveHulton ArchiveGetty ImagesIn 1947, after a background check on Algiers Hiss, a state department official, revealed he was a spy, suspicions of communist spying intensifi ...

Where did the Cold War take place July 29

Where did the Cold War take place
Credit:REB ImagesBlend ImagesGetty ImagesThe United States feared that Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, was expanding communist influence into Asia, Africa and European countries such as ...

Why was the United Nations formed July 29

Why was the United Nations formed
Credit:Doug ArmandStoneGetty ImagesDuring World War II, a group of 26 nations gathered together to sign the original Declaration of United Nations, in which each individual nation pledged to ...

What were the causes of the Cold War July 29

What were the causes of the Cold War
Credit:Getty Images EuropeGetty Images NewsGetty ImagesThe foundations of the Cold War were laid before the end of World War II at the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, when administration of p ...

How long did the Cold War last July 29

How long did the Cold War last
Credit:Hulton ArchiveHulton ArchiveGetty ImagesThe Cold War started when the Soviet Union refused to recognize obligations incurred during World War II, including moving out of the Middle Ea ...
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