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S: Cold War - By Kali Preston

FC: Cold War | United States vs. Soviet Union | 1949 - 1991 | In 1962, a US ship (left) stops a Soviet ship carrying missiles out of Cuba. | "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.” - Adlai E. Stevenson

1: Marshall Plan Truman Doctrine | US used the Marshall plan as a way of gaining support for other countries. They gave money to countries to help them rebuild; money was also given to their enemies from WWII. | The plan divided Europe. Some countries were on the US side, others on the Soviet Union side. | The Truman Doctrine provided money to countries threatened by the expansion of Communism (Example: When Greece was being attack by Communists and we helped them. | George Catlett Marshall, of creator the Marshall Plan. | "Greedy Americans are using this as a way to gain support!" -Angry Soviet Union Man Running On The Street

2: Arms Race | MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction | Détente - Relaxing tensions between the two super powers. | During the Arms Race, the US and the Soviet Union were always making weapons to try to beat the other like the atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb. | In 1957, the Soviet Union created Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. This made the US afraid because they though the Soviets were now ahead in the Arms Race | Sputnik 1 | "The Soviets are ahead of us! They're going to blow us up!" -Scared American

3: Vietnam War | 1965-1973 North Vietnam vs. South Vietnam and USA | North Vietnam was Communist and it wanted South Vietnam to be too. The US, in the fight against Communism, helped the South fight back. In the end, North Vietnam won. | "Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods." -Michael Herr | A Huey as "medevac" helicopter

4: Soviet Union vs. United States Tom vs. Jerry | Tom is always trying to capture Jerry. They both make elaborate traps to try and defeat each other. Tom and Jerry are constantly creating new and better traps to beat the other, which is very similar to the Cold War because the US and the Soviets build new weapons to try to beat each other. Tom and Jerry is different in that Tom is trying to eat Jerry. The US and the Soviets never tried to "eat" each other. | Tom and Jerry

5: Works Cited | Spielvogel, Jackson J. World History. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2008. Print. Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. Cold War Conflicts, Monday, April 30, 2012. Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. Timeline of the Cold War, Monday, April 30, 2012.

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