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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cross Boarder Crime and Terrorism Following the Cold War »

This 3 page paper looks at the increase in transnational organized crime and terrorism since the end of the cold war, looking at ho and why it has increased. The patterns and influences are all discussed along with the impact of liberalism. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
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US Military's Spending Wastefulness »

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the issue of wastefulness in governmental spending as it relates to the United States over the past two decades. The writer focus on budgetary and economic issues that have translated into wasteful spending in light of the end of the ...
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After the Cold War, What’s a Soldier to Do »

This 3 page paper discusses what the limits should be on US military intervention in humanitarian crises; and whether or not the military was prepared for the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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20th Century's Most Historic Events »

A 7 page discussion of several of the most significant events of the twentieth century. Emphasizes that the twentieth century has quite possibly witnessed more changes in world politics than any other time in history. Provides a brief outline of four of these changes: the Berlin Airlift, the ...
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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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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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Post Cold War Nuclear Threat »

In this 5 page research paper, the writer describes how much more serious the threat of nuclear war has actually become since the end of the Cold War. It is argued that while the START series of treaties (and others) do indeed present themselves as positive steps towards world peace, ...
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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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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'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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1898 to 1948 Spanish History »

Spain was forced to grant independence to most of its colonies during the 1800s. The remaining colonies (Cuba and the Philippines) were lost to the United States in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War. This 5 page paper explores fifty years of Spanish history, from the end of the Spanish ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Europe After the Cold War »

A five page paper which looks at the implications of the end of the Cold War for Europe in political, social and economic terms, and with particular reference to issues of security in both Europe itself and the former superpowers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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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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Korean War and Its Impact »

This 5 page paper provides a brief discussion of the origins of the Korean Conflict, referred to as the "forgotten war," a timeline of some of the major events during the war and a discussion of the impact the war had on international relations and politics, including the Cold War. ...
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'Golden Age' of the Cold War Era »

10 pages in length. One can be more than somewhat certain that as the world continues to spin and humanity continues to clash, there will always be global confrontation in one form or another. The Cold War represented such a time that many believed the end of the ...
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The Specific Causes of the Two World Wars »

A 5 page paper that discusses the causes and events leading up to these two world wars. Historians do not agree as to the events leading up to the Great War but they do agree on the causes of the second world war. Some say the first war never really ...
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A Comparison Between the Cold War and the Long War »

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the Cold War with the War on Terror, or what some call the Long War. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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Changes in the 20th Century »

A 6 page outline on the societal changes which occurred during the Twentieth Century. Discusses some of the major events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Coordinates the technological evolution experienced in this century with the societal changes which have occurred and ...
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Tone Setting Early 20th Century Conflicts »

This 6 page paper examines the twentieth century and how early conflicts predicted the rest of what would occur. World War I and World War II are examined along with conflicts like Vietnam and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The First Persian Gulf War »

This 14 page paper is an in-depth look at the 1990- 1991 First Persian Gulf War, also Known as the First Gulf War. The paper considers the background to the war, looks at the causes and the main issues, the objectives of the war and considers the role of the ...
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U.S. History and Manifest Destiny from 1865 to 1939 »

This 3 page paper looks at the idea of manifest destiny from the end of the American Civil War (1865) through the end of the Great Depression, usually identified as approximately 1941 and America's entry into the Second World War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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1980s' War Between Iraq and Iran »

This 10 page paper examines the Iran - Iraq war that occurred during the 1980s. Some information about the Gulf War is also included. Many questions are explored in terms of how the war began and how it actually finally ended. The paper begins with a look ...
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A Historical Overview of the Cold War »

A brief, yet comprehensive 4 page historical overview of the Cold War. Report touches upon the struggle over German, the Korean War, and Nuclear treaties. Bibliography contains 4 sources.
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History and Impact of the Cold War »

This is a 10 page paper discussing the events that led up to the Cold War. Major causes and issues are included and the overall effect of the war is discussed. The gradual build up of forces on both the capitalist Western side and the communist Eastern side are included. ...
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Operation Iraq and History of France Since the Renaissance »

A 4 page overview of France’s history since the Renaissance, the many wars and the increasing tendency to move further and further from the side of the U.S. The author contends that during the Cold War in particular France became heavily involved economically in the Middle East and that ...
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