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Manifestation of the cold war in the 1980 olympics

Manifestation of the Cold War In:The 1980 Olympics

By: Kev and Al


Inflation1970 s
Inflation1970’s

  • Inflation-general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

  • Inflation was a problem during this time period before and in the 1980s. Also the US was still suffering at the hands of the Great Depression.

  • The US dollar along with American morale was also very low during this time at an all time low and unemployment its self took a turn for the worst.



Usa before the 1980 olympics inflation
USA Before the 1980 Olympics war and the Great Society at the same time, without a significant increase in taxation, launched a runaway double-digit inflation and mounting federal debt that ravaged the American economy.Inflation


Vietnam
Vietnam war and the Great Society at the same time, without a significant increase in taxation, launched a runaway double-digit inflation and mounting federal debt that ravaged the American economy.

  • Also during this time the US were at the hands of a nasty war which was fought in Vietnam. 58,148 were killed in Vietnamand overall it put the nation as a whole in a deep state of grief and an unwillingness to go on. It was also a source of conflict.



Nationalism
Nationalism War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran.

  • Prior to this time period the U.S liked to think of their country as invincible and had an adequate deal of Nationalism, the loss in Vietnam damaged citizens pride and self-confidence.


What the country needed
What the country needed War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran.

  • A reason to feel good


The reason
The Reason War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran.

  • 1980 Olympic Hockey Semifinals

    U.S. VS Soviets


O dds of winning
O War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran. dds of winning

  • “Unless the ice melts, or unless the United States team or another team performs a miracle… the Russians are expected to easily win the Olympic Gold medal for the sixth time in the last seven tournaments .” – The New York times

  • "Beat those Commie bastards.”

    • - Herb Brooks


Matchup
Matchup War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran.

Captains

Goalies

Coaches


Results
Results War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran.

  • The United States Olympic Hockey teamed stunned not only the Soviet team but the world as they went on to Beat them with a score of 4-3. this was the biggest upset in sports history.


A surge of nationalism
A War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran. Surge of Nationalism

  • US hockey team against the country's enemy the Soviet Union.



“What War. As the Olympics opened, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran. made this accomplishment even more significant was the impact it had on our country as a whole—it was the first step we all took together to look forward with confidence.” – Anonyms


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