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1960’s Cold War

Korean War  (1950’s) After WWII Allies decided to divide Korea up= Soviets occupied the northern zone above the 38th parallel, and Americans occupied the southern part.  What results is that the north=Communists and the south=pro-American (democracy).  IN 1948 and 1949 … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall Comes Down

Nov. 10. 2014 The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall: 25 Years After the Fall (photos) http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/11/the-berlin-wall-25-years-after-the-fall/100845/

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The Atomic Bomb Becoming A Detective

The Atomic Bomb: “The Year of Decisions” Becoming a Detective: On June 17th, 1945, President Truman writes in his personal diary, “I have to decide Japanese strategy – shall we invade Japan proper or shall we bomb and blockade? That … Continue reading

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Teaching with Documents Cold War Atomic Fallout

World History Exam Review 1945 US President Harry S. Truman makes the decision to drop the atom bomb on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Trinity Test & Bikini Island-early tests by the US; Trinity Test- 1st test of atomic … Continue reading

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Cold War “Atomic Cafe”

Atomic Café is a piece of film history.  The film made in 1982 (late in the Cold War) mixes newsreel footage, military training films, advertisements, popular music and other primary sources to show the depth of American Cold War paranoia and … Continue reading

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