The Cold War World,
(1914 C.E. to Present)

   The Cold War, lasting from 1945 - 1990, was the most dangerous period inhuman history.  The competition between the USA and USSR for global domination nearly brought the world to destruction.  Focused on Europe,its impact though was world-wide.  As Europe retreated in importance,the newly freed states of the Third World became contests for the USA and USSR.  Both states tried to influence these countries to fit their own needs, but often these new state chose paths that best fit their own needs.  

Documents

Study Guide- The Cold War Word - Chapters 32 & 33
This is the study guide for chapters 32 - 33

This is the study guide for chapters 34, 35, and 36. 
 
Lectures

 
Important Links

European Union
This is the webpage of the European Union.
A parable of the Cold War.  It is on You Tube, so will have to watch it at home.
 
Cold War International History Project's Cold War Files
This site compile a multitude of Cold War primary sources

Wikipedia-Cold War
A simple, hyper-linked site for starting your research on the Cold War.

The Cold War Museum
A virtual museum of the Cold War.

Making the History of 1989
This is a very good site that provides great depth on the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.
 
 
 
 
 

Cold War Music

"Back in the U.S.S.R." is a 1968 song by The Beatles (credited to the song writing partnership Lennon/McCartney but mainly written by Paul McCartney[1]) which opens the double-disc album The Beatles, commonly referred to as The White Album.  The song accentuates on the contrast between The United States and the Soviet Union, depicting that "bipolar world"



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