Publisher: UXL; 1 edition (December 5, 2003)
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Stretching from the tip of global warfare II to 1989, the chilly warfare among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances around the globe. In 15 chapters, the "Almanac"treats the historical explanations of the strain; the mutual suspicions that fueled the clash for greater than forty years; the ideological conflict among communism and democracy; and the rules that marked the lengthy standoff -- the Marshall Plan, Truman's element 4 application, the nuclear palms race, fiscal reduction, the Berlin Wall, detente; and lots more and plenty extra. additionally lined are the days while the chilly conflict burst into armed clash in such parts as Korea, Cuba and Southeast Asia. "Biographies" offers nearly 50 fascinating tales of the lives and activities of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev and so forth, either well-known and no more famous. Giving first-hand perspectives of assorted facets of the chilly conflict, "Primary resources" offers key entire and excerpted files of the battle, reminiscent of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech and correspondence among John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev through the Cuban Missile concern. incorporated within the "Reference Library" are three hundred black-and-white illustrations with nearly 10 maps; chronology; sidebars; phrases to understand; study and task principles; extra interpreting; topic index; and more.For desk of contents, pattern pages or different quantity particular details see the access for the "Almanac, Biographies" or "Primary Sources."