Cold War Reference Library - Almanac by Sharon M. Hanes

By Sharon M. Hanes

Stretching from the top of worldwide struggle II to 1989, the chilly battle among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances world wide. In 15 chapters, the Almanac treats the ancient explanations of the strain; the mutual suspicions that fueled the clash for greater than forty years; the ideological conflict among communism and democracy; and the rules that marked the lengthy standoff -- the Marshall Plan,Truman's aspect 4 application, the nuclear hands race, fiscal reduction, the Berlin Wall, detente; and lots more and plenty extra. additionally lined are the days while the chilly conflict burst into armed clash in such parts as Korea, Cuba and Southeast Asia.

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S. buildup, Khrushchev began pressing for a ban on nuclear weapons testing. This time Eisenhower was not interested. In March 1958, the Soviets proposed a nuclear-free zone in Central Europe, including West Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany. The proposal suggested that the manufacture and deployment of nuclear weapons within this zone be banned. Again the United States and its NATO allies rejected the proposal, claiming West Germany might be left vulnerable to attack by Soviet conventional forces.

S. military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drawing the United States into World War II. S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet premier Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategies against Germany and Italy. 1940 Superman radio program debuts. 1940 1941 Joe DiMaggio sets a baseball record by hitting safely in 56 straight games. 1941 1942 Humphrey Bogart stars in Casablanca. 1942 1943 Construction of the Pentagon is completed in Virginia.

The reasoning behind the Triad was that an enemy could not hope to destroy all three systems in a first attack—at least one system would be left to retaliate. Hence, an enemy should be discouraged from launching an attack. Choose one of the three systems and report to the class. S. org/titan_01. htm; Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs), http://www. S. html. l Cold War: Almanac • At the movies: Watch one of the following movies, each of which have Cold War overtones: I Married a Communist (1950); My Son John (1952); Storm Center (1956); On the Beach (1959); The Manchurian Candidate (1962); Dr.

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