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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Cold War

Cold War  

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History
The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain was allied to ...
Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids  

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This US indie rock band was formed in Fullerton, California, in 2004 by Matt Aviero (drums), Matt Maust (bass), Johnnie Russell (guitar) and Nathan Willett (vocals). A series of eye-catching ...
second Cold War

second Cold War  

The period from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 to the Reykjavik summit in 1986, during which time President Ronald Reagan increased military spending and actively sought U.S. dominance of ...
Post–Cold War Era.

Post–Cold War Era.  

The end of the Cold War in the late 1980s and early 1990s, one of the most momentous developments in modern world history, brought a reorientation in a number of ...
Cold War and Africa

Cold War and Africa  

Ideological and political confrontation between the United States and the Communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which lasted from 1945–1989 and had major effects on African ...
World War II and Cold War

World War II and Cold War  

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The blurring of boundaries between scientists, engineers, and the military was crucial to Allied success in World War II and remained a key feature of the Cold War. As a ...
Historic Naval Ships Association

Historic Naval Ships Association  

A nonprofit organization established in 1966 to assist with the preservation of historically significant naval ships. The association's membership includes museum ships around the world, spanning in ...
Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie  

A border crossing operated by the Allied military between East and West Berlin that became a symbol of the Cold War. The name “Charlie” represents the letter 'c' in the ...
Ethnicity and War

Ethnicity and War  

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Throughout American history, war has often had a strong Americanizing influence on ethnic groups, increasing each group's acceptability and promoting assimilation and acculturation. Support for the ...
Federal Civil Defense Administration

Federal Civil Defense Administration  

Founded January 12, 1951, as part of the U.S. Cold War defenses, this administration received a small budget for bomb-shelter construction and publicity. Spending increased, and the administration ...
Military Assistance Program

Military Assistance Program  

A foreign assistance program implemented in 1950, during the Cold War, by the United States to provide allies with direct military assistance. Between 1950 and 1967, $33.4 billion in arms ...
Long Telegram

Long Telegram  

A telegram sent from Moscow to Washington and written by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan on February 22, 1946, at the start of the Cold War. It discussed Soviet foreign ...
bilateralism

bilateralism  

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Agreements or joint policies between two states, most often with regard to trade and security. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of new forms of globalization ...
Titan II

Titan II  

A massive intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead that was developed during the Cold War for nuclear deterrence. It was first installed at various locations in 1962, and ...
North American Air Defense Agreement

North American Air Defense Agreement  

An agreement signed on May 12, 1958, during the Cold War, to formalize existing cooperative air defense agreements between Canada and the United States. To integrate air and space defense ...
Reagan Doctrine

Reagan Doctrine  

President Ronald Reagan's Cold War policy, which advocated using U.S. intelligence operations to sponsor and support guerrilla warfare overseas with the goal of preventing the spread of communism. ...
shooting war

shooting war  

A war in which there is armed conflict, as opposed to a cold war.
Popular Images of Nuclear Weapons and War

Popular Images of Nuclear Weapons and War  

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From the dawn of the atomic age through the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, and fears of global thermonuclear war loomed large in the popular mind ...
superpower

superpower  

In its generic use, the term refers to those few states with power (defined by combining a series of variables together—e.g. economic wealth, population size, and above all, military strength, ...
New World Order

New World Order  

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Phrase used by President George Bush, in a speech made in September 1990, calling for a new era of international cooperation. It reflected optimism after the end of the the Cold War, and his wish to ...

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