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Landon Phillips – History 5 1968 – Present Lecture Outline I. The Cold War and It’s Latter Stages 1. Key Aspects of the Cold War a. NATO (April 4 th , 1949) and The Warsaw Pact (May 14 th , 1955) b. Continuing tensions between the Western (capitalist) and Eastern (communist) “blocs” c. “Absolute” Media in the Eastern Bloc: government-ran, communist advocacy in the media. d. The Brezhnev Doctrine ”When forces that are hostile to socialism… it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned…” 2. The “Second” Cold War (1979-85) a. Threats of Nuclear War b. Why the Conflict? 3. The End of the Cold War 1. New Leader (1985): Mikhail Gorbachev , Perestroika and Glasnost Restoration of capitalist ideals, decentralization of media control; improvement of relations with Western “bloc.” Capitalist policies prevail over socialist – A re-worked “Antithesis?” II. The Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001)

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