The Cold War

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A collection of articles related to the Cold War.

red scare

The Red Scare: Real Threat or Scapegoat?

The following article on the Red Scare is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In general terms, a “Red Scare” is the...
policy of containment

Policy of Containment: America’s Cold War Strategy

The following article on the Cold War policy of containment is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Shortly after Stalin’s death in March...
korean war summary

Korean War Summary: 1st Military Act of the Cold War

This Korean War summary is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Korean War summary — An offshoot of Cold War politics Toward the end of...
When Did China Become Communist?

When Did China Become Communist?

The following article on when did China become communist is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In February 1949, Acheson and...
What does NATO do?

What Does NATO Do?

The following article on what NATO does is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. What does NATO do? This is a common question for those...
the marshall plan

The Marshall Plan: Preventing Europe From Collapse

The following article on the Marshall Plan is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On April 5, 1947, Walter Lippmann, the most influential...
the truman doctrine

The Truman Doctrine: Freedom Precedes Order

The following article on the Truman Doctrine is an excerpt from Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book A Brief History of the Cold War It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The combination of one of the worst winters in...
Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed

The following article on the Bay of Pigs Invasion is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In March, just two months into the Kennedy administration, Air Force...
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Fall of the Berlin Wall

At the end of World War Two Germany had been partitioned into four sectors controlled by America, Britain, France and Russia. Berlin had been similarly partitioned. In 1949 the American, British and French sectors had been combined to form West Germany a capitalist...
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The Cuban Missile Crisis

On 14th October 1962 a US spy plane flying over Cuba reported the installation of Russian nuclear missile bases. The picture (left) is one of those taken from the spy plane and clearly shows missile transporter trailers and tents where fuelling and maintenance took...
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