Essay4_Outline - 20/02/200907:44:00 EssayQuestion#4Outline

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20/02/2009 07:44:00 Essay Question #4- Outline     Writing in the mid-1980s, historian John Lewis Gaddis referred to the Cold War  as “the Long Peace,” because of the absence of the direct military confrontation  between the two superpowers and the relative stability in central and eastern Europe.   Taking into account the period 1945-1980, how valid do you consider this “Long Peace”  description of the Cold War to be? Argument Stating it is Valid     -Can be accurately termed a “long peace” because it never got “hot” – the U.S.  and Soviet Union never engaged each other in a direct confrontation -The U.S. instead fought an “ideological” and “containment” war against  communism through alternative conflicts, McCarthyism, etc. Examples: Berlin Wall o Construction began 8/13/1961 o Was essentially a means of preventing East Berlin citizens/East  Germans from fleeing to West Berlin/West Germany o Upon hearing about its construction Kennedy stated that “a wall is a  hell of a lot better than a war”
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course HIST 3140 taught by Professor Logevall, f during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Essay4_Outline - 20/02/200907:44:00 EssayQuestion#4Outline

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