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Title: Origins of the Cold War


1
Origins of the Cold War
  • A Preview of Americas Longest Most
    Misunderstood War

2
What was the Cold War?
  • Ideological, economic, political struggle to
    gain power
  • Divided the world into hostile alliances
  • Military conflict at times

3
How long did the CW last?
45 Years!!!
4
Background of the CW
  • Fear of Communism
  • Red Scare
  • Allies during WWII
  • Different views on post-war world

5
Key Events of the CW (dont skip lines for this
slide)
  • Berlin
  • Korean War
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Vietnam War
  • Détente
  • Heightened Tensions
  • End of the CW

6
Impact of the CW
  • Economic
  • Sending aid
  • Space Defense
  • Social
  • Red Hunts
  • School nuclear war drills
  • Political
  • Diplomats to UN NATO
  • Promises to assist struggling democracies

7
Duck Cover
2. Did the government know this?
1. Would ducking and covering protect you from
a nuclear blast?
3. Why would the govt show this to children?
8
The Bottom Line!!!
  • The Cold War was an ideological struggle at its
    core.
  • __________ vs. __________
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