America in the 20th century. The Cold War / written and produced by Brent Hannigan, Richard Hawksworth, Shelley Spencer ; a production of Media Rich Communications LLC ; distributed by Media Rich Learning.

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Chicago, IL : Media Rich Communications : Distributed by Media Rich Learning, ©2009.
1 online resource (1 electronic resource (approximately 131 min.))


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American history in video [More in this series]
Summary note
"Communists and capitalists were united in World War II to crush the fascists. But in 1945, with Hitler's Germany defeated, allies became adversaries. The world's two superpowers locked in a dramatic showdown over ideology, vision and freedom that would persist for five decades. Under the omnipresent threat of nuclear holocaust, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was the defining conflict of the 20th century."-- Original container.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (American history in video). Available via World Wide Web.
  • From world war to cold war. The grand alliance ; Communist revolution ; allies to enemies
  • Containment. An iron curtain ; Long telegram ; Truman Doctrine ; Marshall Plan ; Berlin Airlift ; Military alliances
  • Red star rising. The loss of China ; War in Korea ; Turning the tide ; Red China ; Stalemate ; The forgotten war
  • Reds under the bed. Like an epidemic ; Hollywood Ten ; How not to fight communism ; Alger Hiss ; The Rosenbergs ; McCarthyism
  • Confrontation or coexistence. The new look ; The new Kremlin ; Geneva 1955 ; U-2 ; Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev ; Mr. K comes to America ; Spy plane fiasco
  • Cracks in the curtain. Stalin's terror ; Khrushchev's thaw ; East German revolt ; Poland and Hungary 1956
  • Third world wars. The end of colonialism ; Non-alignment ; The Suez Crisis ; Covert ops ; Iran ; Guatemala ; American imperialism
  • Kennedy and crises. Cuban Revolution ; Bay of Pigs ; The Berlin Wall ; Cuban Missile Crisis ; Prelude to détente
  • Détente. Nixon's peace offensive ; Helsinki and human rights ; The end of détente
  • The evil empire. To win the Cold War ; The Reagan Doctrine ; The ash heap of history ; Star wars ; KAL 007 ; The turn toward peace ; Ending the Cold War
  • The wall. The fall of communism ; Tear down this wall ; The end of the evil empire.
Other title(s)
  • America in the twentieth century
  • Cold War
  • 097454177X
  • 9780974541778
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