FC: The Cold War
1: Sides: U.S. vs. the Soviet Union Dates: The Cold War went on from 1945-1991 | Section 1: Introduction | This is a picture of a flag that is half of the US flag, and half of the Soviet Union's flag. It helps to show who the war was between. | vaughanrockets.typepad.com
2: What Was The Cold War? | -It was a war between the United States and the Soviet Union. | -It was called a Cold war, because there was never any actual fighting. The US and the Soviet Union occasionally accidentally fired a missile or two, but then they called each other to warn them that a missile was headed their way. | "My fellow people from the Soviet Union! We need to fight the US to keep them from gaining too much power! We need to make more weapons and make sure they don't have more or better weapons! This has become a race, so we must win!"
3: -The two sides disliked each other, because they didn't trust each other. | -The United States and the Soviet Union thought that each other were planning something against each other. | -They also always wanted to beat each other in what they were doing. -When one country achieved something big, the other country got panicked and would make it a competition to try to create something better.
4: Section 2: Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine | The Marshall Plan: It was created to send money to Europe to help them rebuild.Because of this, there was huge economic growth in Western Europe. | The Truman Doctrine: It was created to provide political, military and economic help to countries that were in danger of becoming communist countries. | This picture shows the United States delivering wheat in Netherlands in order to help "rebuild" Europe.
5: “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way. I believe that our help should be primarily through economic and financial aid, which is essential to economic stability and orderly political processes.” -Truman | Example of how the Truman Doctrine was carried out: The U.S provided support for the Greek government because it was in danger of communism. They also provided support for Turkey because they had been on British aid before.
6: Section 3: The Arms Race | -Some of the technological advancements that altered military tactics and caused widespread devastation were: -Airplanes -Machine guns -Biological and chemical warfare | -MAD= Mutually Assured Destruction "He who shoots first, dies last" -Détente -It was the relaxing of tensions between the two superpowers. -It also created better relations between them. -It occurred in the 1970's | Soviet Union: "We know that the United States has just tested their first Hydrogen Bomb, so it is now up to us to make sure that we also have a hydrogen bomb or something better so that they don't think that they are ahead of us and that they can use their bombs against us! So lets stop them today before they leave us in the dust with their technology and advancements in weapons!
7: This is a picture of the first satellite (Sputnik) that the Soviet Union sent into space | Space Race: -The United States was upset with the Soviet Union because they sent the first satellite into space in October of 1957, which they named Sputnik. - The U.S. they built the Explorer and launched it on January 31st, 1958. -NASA was later created in July of 1958 -The U.S. was scared that the Soviet Union successfully launched a satellite into space because they realized that they would probably be able to do the same with weapons.
8: Section 4: The Vietnam War | Sides: North Vietnam vs. South Vietnam & (the U.S.) Dates: the war was around 1957 Background: South Vietnam refused to have the elections. Since the U.S. also didn't want the elections to happen, we kept supplying South Vietnam with the things they needed to win the battle. Outcome: The U.S. ended up removing their troops and South Vietnam eventually lost to North Vietnam. -The Vietnam War fits into the Cold War because they both were being fought for and against communism. In both of the wars, the U.S. was fighting to free countries and stop the spread of communism. | 1957
9: This picture shows a soldier fighting in the middle of the Vietnam War. | The United States: We must help South Vietnam by giving them troops and supplies to fight against North Vietnam. We need to do this so that South Vietnam can become free and not become a communist country!
10: Section 5: Rivalry | -An example of a cartoon rivalry is Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner. In this cartoon, the Coyote is always trying to catch the Road Runner. Even if he has to get hurt in the process, he will still try anything to catch the him. In the end though, the Road Runner always gets away, and the cartoon ends happy. -This cartoon reminds me of the Cold War because the United States and the Soviet Union never wanted to stop getting advances over each other. Even if they could have gotten hurt in the process of "catching" each other, they would still go for it.
11: In this picture, the leaders from the United States and the Soviet Union are both fighting, but they also have weapons that they are planning on using. They are planning on blowing each other up no matter what the outcome of the arm wrestle is. | This is Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner. Wile E. Coyote has lost again, but he isn't actually hurt. | This cartoon is different from the Cold War because in the cartoon, even if Wile E. Coyote sets a trap and it backfires on him, he never actually gets hurt. During the Cold War, many people died all of the time. Wile E. Coyote is pretty much indestructible, but in the real world, people aren't indestructible, and many things hurt and killed them.
12: Works | Cited | -Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. PowerPoint Nuclear Arms Race Notes, May 1, 2012. -Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. PowerPoint End of Cold War Notes, May 1, 2012 -Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. PowerPoint Cold War Conflicts, April 25, 2012 -Smithmeyer, Elizabeth. PowerPoint Timeline for Cold War, April 25, 2012 -"Digital History." Digital History. Web. 14 May 2012.