FC: Cold War Project :Freddy F
1: Section 1 | The Cold War was a time when countries were first starting to produce atomic bombs other then the United States. The first ones to do so was the USSR. We were both mass producing nuclear weapons and threatening each other with them. It was a time of tension and hatred. The U.S. hated communism, and the USSR hated democracy. | The Cold War was scary for people and thought a war could break any second.
2: Section 2 | The Marshall Plan was a plan to help support billing ect. To European countries affected by the line of war. This was also a way to help stop the spread of communism throughout Europe. They did this because poverty tends to lead to communism. The plan was active for four years starting at April 1948. The goal was to rebuild buildings, businesses, make jobs, and to overall make Europe a livable place again. The United States offered the same amount of help to the Soviet Union and help to their soldiers, but they did not accept this help.
4: Section 3 | The Arms Race was the race to new technology and power. This was then the nuclear bomb was first introduced to the world and everyone wanted it. Not only did the countries want to be ahead of each other, they had to at least make sure they were on the same level as the other country. As explain in MAD. Mutual Assured Destruction. Which means if one country was to use a bomb on another, the bombed country would retaliate causing the same amount of damage. The Space Race was also a huge part in the Cold War. Countries were competing for outer space information and technology. It wasn't only to examine space. They could use this to launch a hidden bomb from space. The soviets launched the first satellite in space, called Sputnik. Later after. The U.S. followed and launched a satellite as-well.
6: Section 4 | The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful invasion by Cuban exiles. The goal was to invade south Cuba with the suppport and encouragement by the U.S. This was an attempt to get rid of Fidel Castro. This all happened on April 1968. The Cuban armed forces defeated the invading soldiers. The main invasion landing was on the beach of Playa Giron, at the mouth of the bay.
8: Section 5 | The Cold War rivalry was similar to many things in ways. It's even similar to Tom & Jerry's rivalry. They are always thinking of ways to take each other down and coming up with new thought-up traps like a rake placed in the yard so the person will get hit in the face when stepped on. They don't like each other because one is a mouse and one a cat. Just like the U.S. doesn't like communism and the USSR doesn't like democracy. The rivalry is more differant the similar but comparable. They were fighting more to inflict pain or get rid of each other. The Cold War was more of a race to new technology and the threat of using it.
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