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The Entire History of the Cold War Explained | Best Cold War Documentary


The Cold War

Let's look at a map and retrace a summary of the history and evolution of the Cold War, a conflict that pitted the United States against the USSR for nearly 45 years.


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The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37

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In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, which was the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we'll get into that stuff next week. This week we'll talk about how the Cold War started. In short it grew out of World War II. Basically, the Soviets occupied eastern Europe, and the US supported western Europe. This setup would spill across the world, with client states on both sides. It's all in the video. You should just watch it.

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. The Cold War spanned over four decades of American history, beginning with the paranoia of McCarthyism, a political witch hunt for communists:
President Kennedy delivered an Inaugural Address during the height of the Cold War, initiating a space race:
President Kennedy also oversaw Cuba's emergence as a Cold War rival of the United States:

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Origins of the Cold War

KA's US History fellow Kim Kutz and Grammar fellow David Rheinstrom discuss the atmosphere in Europe after World War II that led to the start of the Cold War.

What Was the Cold War?

The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows. Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese suffered under Communist tyranny. In this video, Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts explains why “The Cold War” could just as easily be called “The Third World War.”
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From the end of World War II, the United States and its Western European allies were involved in a nearly half-century long, titanic struggle with the Soviet Union known as “the Cold War.”

It was cold only in the sense that the Russians and the Americans never came to direct blows.

But it was certainly not cold for the Cubans, Koreans, Vietnamese, and others who got caught up in the Communists' relentless drive to destabilize the free, democratic, capitalist world.

There were, to be sure, many morally complex moments during this long struggle, but the Cold War was, at its core, as clear a conflict of good versus evil as World War II had been. Just like that war, the Cold War was a death match between the forces representing freedom and the forces representing totalitarianism.

Because hundreds of thousands—perhaps millions—died in it, the Cold War can, with good reason, be described as 'the Third World War.'

The instigator of this war was Josef Stalin, the mass-murdering dictator of Russia and of the many non-Russian peoples he had incorporated into what was known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or Soviet Union for short.

Stalin knew that his Soviet armed forces could not take on the might of the free West. Instead, he decided to wage this fight through the use of proxies, and by a massive use of disinformation and misinformation.

His initial prey was Eastern Europe: the Baltic States—Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia—as well as Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia. Stalin had troops in all these countries at the end of the war. Despite what he promised American President Franklin Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, the Soviet leader had no intention of removing them. And gaining control over their governments proved to be quite easy.

In March 1946, Winston Churchill famously declared that “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.”

When Stalin threatened both Greece and Turkey, President Harry Truman finally had enough. The so-called Truman Doctrine was born. The United States and its allies would not permit any further expansion of the communist empire.

The Cold War was on.

For the next five decades, and across four continents—Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America—the US and the Soviet Union battled for influence—sometimes overtly, like in Korea and Vietnam; and sometimes covertly, through their various spy agencies. But the moral lines of this battle never changed: the freedom of the West versus the communist tyranny of the Soviet East.

There are, nonetheless, as there were even at the time, those who argue that the Cold War was an over-reaction by the West: that the ambitions and strength of the Soviet bloc were greatly exaggerated; and that America, with its massive defense build-up, was just as responsible for the Cold War as was the Soviet Union. But this simply isn't true—as an immense amount of archival evidence from Russia, not available until after the Cold War ended, now proves.

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Cold War in 9 Minutes - Manny Man Does History


Manny Man Does the history of the Cold War in 9 minutes. It's a quick and easy way to get up to speed on what the Cold War was all about! Of course it's nine minutes so not every single detail is in there but you get the general gist of what happened! Enjoy! Please share!

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Death of Stalin - The Cold War DOCUMENTARY

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with a video on the death of Stalin and the struggle in its aftermath, as his underlings fought a bloody battle for authority over the USSR

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Ideology of the Cold War: Capitalism vs Communism

The Cold War happened for a variety of different reasons and we will talk about them throughout our series. However, ideological differences between the two camps were the main, enduring factor. In this video we will talk about the basics of the Capitalism and Communism. first factor which made this conflict inevitable was the

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The Cold War Explained From Beginning to End in One Minute: Causes/Effects, Timeline and Outcome

The cold war between the USA and its allies and the USSR and its allies definitely shaped the post-WW2 period. In one minute, I'll analyze the causes and effects of the cold war, walk you through the cold war timeline and of course see what lessons humanity should learn from the outcome of the cold war.

From beginning to end, the cold war told us things we should never forget. Unfortunately, humans aren't exactly amazing at that. To this day, most people still don't have a meaningful understanding of the causes + effects of the cold war and the main risk should be obvious: those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat it.

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The Cold War & Decolonization — History Summarized

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August of 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. So I wanted to make a video about that. That was a bad idea...
What do you get when a Classically-Minded historian ventures about 2,000 years outside of their comfort zone? A mess. A well-intentioned mess is what you get. BUT a mess that we can learn from! So join me as we dig into the aftermath of the Second World War to analyze the origins of the Cold War and the decolonization of European Empires.

SOURCES & Further Reading: The Cold War by Gaddis, The Wars of French Decolonization by Clayton, British decolonization, 1946-1997 by McIntyre, The Cold War's Killing Fields by Chamberlin, The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction by McMahon, and Crash Course European History [Parts 42-47] by Green.

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USA vs China: The new cold war on the horizon | DW Analysis

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the world could soon face a new geopolitical threat: the United States and China descending into a new kind of Cold War.
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Everything To Know About Black Ops Cold War Season 3 In Under 4 Minutes

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are entering Season 3 with limited-time events, new operators including Wraith, new weapons including the PPSH-41, new 6v6 maps like the Yamantau mountain, a new scorestreak, and added content for Zombies. 

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are entering Season 3 with some huge changes to core multiplayer and Warzone. Cold War is getting three new operators, including Wraith, Knight, and Antonov. Not to be left out, Modern Warfare’s Captain Price will also be joining the roster. Season 3 will add six new weapons:PPSh-41: SMG, Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle, Ballistic Knife, CARV.2: Tactical Rifle, AMP63: Pistol, and a Baseball Bat. 

In terms of locations, Cold War picks up four multiplayer locations, which are Yamanatau, Diesel, Standoff, and Duga. Yamantau is a mountainous 6v6 map; Diesel supports multiple player counts and is set in a badlands gas station; Standoff is a classic Black Ops 2 remake map, and Duga is a multi-team map set around the massive radar array in the Ural Mountains. Alongside these maps are added modes, such as Sticks and Stones, as well as Multi-Team Elimination, which sounds a lot like classic battle royale with teams fleeing radiation zones. Finally, there’s a new mid-tier Scorestreak: Strafe Run that lasts longer than comparable streaks Napalm Strike and is designed for better area denial. 

On the other hand, Zombies fans are getting the new Field Upgrade: Toxic Growth, a special perk that can be used in round-based maps and Outbreak, which slows zombies with a deadly growth of toxic thorns. The Duga region will also come to Outbreak with new secrets to find. 

Finally, the Warzone map event has entered a Containment Protocol phase with Corruption Zones springing up around the map that can turn players into zombies leading up to Operation Rapid Sunder on Wednesday, April 21st.

USA vs China: A new Cold War? | To the point

Consulate closures. Trade war. Military manoeuvres. Tensions continue to rise between the superpowers USA and China. Is it the beginning of a new Cold War? Our guests: Qian Sun (freelance journalist), Daniel Hamilton (Johns Hopkins University) and Mareike Ohlberg (sinologist)


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From the 1920s to the 1930s, the Soviet regime ordered the production of dozens of animated propaganda films. Their target audience was the Soviet Union itself, and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. While many of these films are sharply anti-American, anti-Capitalist, and anti-Fascist, they combine with their harsh political themes a striking originality and beauty in graphic design that is reminiscent of famous Russian poster art from the 1920s. A unique series, with a leading perspective.

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