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5 - The Cold War - October 25

5 - The Cold War - October 25 - The Cold War Recap The Life...

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The Cold War
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Recap: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
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“Cold” War—WWII-1991 Why the “Cold” War? How was it fought?
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Proxy wars/conficts Korean War Vietnam War Iran 1953 Guatemala 1954 Chile 1972
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Guatemala, 1954 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Jacobo Arbenz Guzman Land reform/redistribution United Fruit Company Lasting impact
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Who/What is to blame? 1950s: Soviet aggression and expansionism 1960s: Revisionist arguments Hiroshima and Nagasaki U.S. and S.U. expansionism/imperialism Post-1991: Mutual misperception, mutual reactivity, shared responsibility
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Beginnings What to do with Eastern Europe? Two goals: Self-determination vs. security of Soviet Union
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Yalta Conference, February 1945 Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin “Papering over” conflicts
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Joseph Stalin, 1945 It is . . . necessary to take into account the fact that Poland borders with the Soviet Union, what cannot be said of Great Britain and the United States. You, apparently, do not agree that the Soviet Union has a right to make efforts that there should exist in Poland a government friendly toward the Soviet Union, and that the Soviet government cannot agree to existence in Poland of a government hostile toward it.
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