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Analyzing Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era by Elaine Tyler May »

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World ...
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The Post Cold War Era and Cultural Imperialism in America »

A 5 page research paper that examines current thinking regarding the ways in which Western style consumerism has become the hallmark of globalization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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We Now Know Rethinking the Cold War History by John Lewis Gaddis »

5 pages. Yale Professor John Lewis Gaddis, in his book, "We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War History", tells us that the Cold War was inescapable. Depending upon one's interpretation, Gaddis ascertains that the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of mutual cooperation ...
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A Personal View of The End of Victory Culture »

A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of his concepts in The End of Victory Culture, especially as they relate to the transition in perceptions of the American war story in post-World War II Cold War America. No additional sources cited.
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Post Cold War Globalization and Thomas L. Friedman's The Lexus and the Olive Tree »

A 6 page examination of Thomas L. Friedman’s “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” as it concerns globalization and the Post-cold War era. No additional sources cited.
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International Relations Perspectives on Power »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses power as it relates to international relations, as well as addresses issues concerning the post-Cold War era and the very nature of political power. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Global Trends from Different Perspectives »

6 pages in length. In looking at the differing viewpoints on global trends as observed by Thomas Friedman and Ignacio Ramonet, we show how each author conceptualizes globalization. Additionally, the ongoing concerns over security and nuclear arms in the post-cold war era will be discussed, as well as the future of nuclear weapons ...
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Central Intelligence Agency's Role »

This 8 page paper looks at the role the CIA has played in areas such as Chile and Guatemala as well as in the cold war. The paper considers the cold war role emphasis and how this was evidenced by the actives, planned and unplanned as well as the use ...
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The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions »

This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost ...
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Red Storm Rising, The Hunt for Red October, and the Cold War »

A 5 page review of the Cold War years. The author of this paper emphasizes that the intent of the Cold War was to stabilize world politics and to maintain peace. In reality, it could be contended that the real outcome of this political approach was anything but ...
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Significance of Cold War Ideolgies »

When WWII ended America was filled with loyal and idealogical citizens. That ideology sustained us throughout the cold war and now that it is over stands at the ready in case it is needed again. This five page paper outlines and discusses the ideals and beliefs that were held by Americans ...
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American Warfare »

A 4 page paper that considers the progression of American warfare from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. This paper provides the major points of transition that created the changes in the American way of fighting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Cold War's Rise and Fall »

5 pages in length. When one contemplates the rise and fall of the Cold War, there exist a number of variables that must be addressed in order to gain a comprehensive understanding. Depending upon one's interpretation, the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of ...
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Consequences of the Cold War »

The Cold War was a war of ideology that had it's beginnings in the aftermath of World War II and the redistribution of power. The two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled for a balance of power in a world where even the definitions of peace ...
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Cold War Civil Rights »

A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.
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The Cold War and the Crisis in Asia »

This 4 page paper summarizes two textbook chapters: the cold war and the greater Asian crisis.
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Answering Cold War Questions »

A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the ...
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An Examination of the Cold War and Why It Did Not Result in a Major War »

It has been argued that one of the most important aspects of examining the Cold War, is not to examine why and how it escalated, but to examine why did not escalate into a "hot war". This 8 page paper looks at the Cold War and how it progressed; applying ...
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Cold World Impacts Documented in Underworld by Don Delillo »

A 6 page discussion of Delillo’s novel and its illustration of the impact of the Cold War on American culture. Revolving largely around the analogy of baseball, this novel illuminates many aspects of a war which unfolded largely without recognition by a significant segment of the American public. ...
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Engelhardt's The End of Victory Culture »

A five page paper which assesses Engelhardt's 'the End of Victory Culture' in terms of American history and the importance of conflict and the Cold War in American social consciousness. Bibliography lists one source.
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U.S. Culture and Societal Impacts of the Cold War »

7 pages in length. As the Cold War reached its climactic end, it caused many people to wonder if this was the point in history where the Russians had learned to accept and support American foreign policy goals and policies. It was hoped that with the war's end, ...
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1941 through 1951 America's Changing Decade A Decade of Change »

This 3 page paper explores U.S. history and the impact that World War II, the Korean War and the cold war had on the nation. Both the economy and the American psyche are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Cold War: Causes and Ongoing Tensions »

A 5 page overview of the Cold War. This paper discusses the causes of the Cold War, the tensions that existed during this time, and incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Cold War in its Early Days »

A 5 page paper discussing the beginnings of the Cold War. NATO is discussed as well as the necessity for such an organization. A brief respite from the tension is described. Kennedy and Khrushchev were perhaps the greatest players in the Cold War and their involvement is discussed. The Cuban ...
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Self Fulfilling Prophecy of the Cold War »

A 10 page piece that discusses the self-fulfilling prophecy of the Cold War, in that the buildup of arms against the perceived threat to borders and national economic stability, created an atmosphere of fear and annihilation. Or did it? The governments eventually moved onto the ground that there ...
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Soviet Union's Uses of Propaganda »

A 15 page paper dealing with the use of propaganda in the Soviet system. Soviet propaganda is examined through chronological development from 1917 to post-Cold War. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Post Cold War Conflict Between the Liberalist Idealists and the Neorealists »

A 20 page research paper that provides an overview of the issue of Post-Cold War conflict and the seeming contradiction evidence by neorealist and liberalist/idealist views regarding international relations. Bibliography list 12 sources.
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American Post-Cold War Relations »

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief summary of the Truman Doctrine and why it was adopted. Post Cold War foreign relations between the U.S. and Turkey are discussed, current relations with Turkey and with China are discussed. The writer discusses the differences in those relations and ...
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US Soft Power Strategies During the Cold War »

This 10 page research paper examines US soft power strategies employed during the Cold War to counter those of the Soviet Union. A comprehensive overview is provided that includes discussing the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Nuclear Conflicts and Pakistan and India »

An 11 page paper in which the writer examines the history of the May 1998 nuclear testing by both India and Pakistan. The issue of Kashmir is discussed. The post-Cold War shift in attitudes concerning nuclear testing are explored. Tenative solutions for Kashmir and the United States’ involvement in ...
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Origins and Implications of the Cold War Era »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the Cold War Era. Analogues to present day threats to America are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Cold War and McCarthyism »

An 8 page research paper that focuses on the McCarthy era and how it fitted into the overall political atmosphere of the Cold War. The writer argues that there was a communist threat in the 1950s‹both domestically and abroad, but that McCarthy and other anticommunist transformed this into a political ...
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Post Cold War Peacekeeping Efforts »

This 5 page paper explores the change in attitude to emanate after the cold war. Some information about the cold war is provided as well as details on relatively recent UN missions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Comparative Analysis of the CIA and the KGB »

This 3-page paper points out some mistakes and weaknesses made both by the KGB and CIA during the pre-Cold War years. There is also some discussion about errors committed during the Cold War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Globalization's First Stages, the Cold War »

A 9 page contention that the Cold War can be viewed as one of the beginning stages of globalization. Indeed, the Cold War itself was a kind of warfare, a kind of warfare which was at least partially characterized by the strong insistence of the two major world powers ...
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Operations of the Central Intelligency Agency »

A 7 page paper discussing the Central Intelligence Agency as it relates to the experiences associated with the arms race with the Soviet Union, Cold War in Europe and Cold War in developing nations. The role of each of the "three communities" of the CIA - covert operations, intelligence gathering and data ...
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Was the Cold War Caused by Nuclear Weapons? »

This 8 page paper considers the background to the Cold War and considers if the development of nuclear weapons can be seen as the cause or the catalyst that triggered the cold war between the US and the USSR. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
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The 1950s »

This 5 page paper answers two questions posed regarding the 1950s and the cold war. The cold war is detailed and information provided pertains to the dichotomy in the 1950s between fear and satisfaction. Also discussed is popular culture, communism and women in the workforce. Bibliography lists ...
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John Lewis Gaddis' We Now Know Rethinking Cold War History »

A 6 page analysis of "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History" by John Lewis Gaddis. The writer presents a summation of the author's main points and argues that the main theme of the book is that the Cold War resulted solely from the ideological imperatives of the Communist Party ...
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United States and and the End of the Cold War by John L. Gaddis »

A 3 page book review The United States and the End of the Cold War by historian John L. Gaddis. This text presents a thorough and insightful look backwards at the four decade long struggle known as the Cold War, focusing particularly on why it ended and what lessons the ...
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Aftermath of the Cold War »

A 5 page discussion of the primary ideologies which were at play during the Cold War years and how the aftermath of those years have shaped our current world environment. Uses the events which have unfolded in Afghanistan, and the current U.S. military action in Afghanistan, to underscore the ...
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Could the Cold War Been Avoided by the U.S.? »

6 pages in length. Based upon conjecture, one might readily surmise that even though the United States might have been able to avoid involvement in the Cold War, the desire for power over the Soviets proved to intense to ever consider such an option. Thus, the rise and ...
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Postwar Settlement Consequences in War And Peace in The Middle East A Concise History by Avi Shlaim »

5 pages in length. According to Avi Shlaim's "War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History," ignorance of human rights and a tendency toward political oppression were the consequences of the post-war settlement of 1918-1922, clearly reflecting the consequential elements of imperialism for American policy in the ...
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Post War of 1812 and Industrialism Growth »

5 pages in length. The growth of industrialism after the War of 1812 served to improve relations between the North and West, yet the South did not share in the same industrial growth as a result in the rise of sectionalism. The changing face of the United States ...
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1980s' Soviet Union »

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ ...
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19th Century American History »

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of 19th century American history. Slavery, the Civil War, Imperialism, and the Progressive movement are explored. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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The Causal Origins of the Hippie Movement »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the cultural foundations of the hippie movement in 1960s America. The influence of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and psychedelics is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Perspectives on the Cold War »

5 pages in length. Ascertaining the reasons behind the revived hostility that instigated the Cold War, historians have come to acknowledge the presence of Russian suspicions and American paranoia as fundamental motives. Delving deeper into these particular considerations finds that the Russians were, in fact, a nation of ...
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A Consideration of American History from 1865 until 1945 »

16 pages in length. The writer touches upon important events that took place in America between 1865 and 1945, including slavery, civil rights and the Reconstruction; political machines; industrialization; the Progressive Era; and the Spanish/American War and World Wars I & II. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
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Latin America and Its Dark History »

In 7 pages, the writer discusses the atrocities that have taken place in 2 Latin American countries [El Salvador & Argentina], and the impact of the Cold War on them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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