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The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953. We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans! - Liubova Kozinchenka , Red Army, 58 th Guards Division. The Origins of the Cold War.

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The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans!

-LiubovaKozinchenka, Red Army, 58th Guards Division

The Origins of the Cold War

I guess we didn’t know what to expect from the Russians, but when you look at them and examine them you couldn’t tell whether, you know? If you put an American uniform on them, they would have been American!

-Al Arson, U.S. Army, 69th Infantry Division


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

“Both of the ideologies…were meant to offer hope…One of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

-John Lewis Gaddis


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Two Powers


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Roots of Containment

George F. Kennan


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Truman Doctrine


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Marshall Plan


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Berlin Blockade and NATO


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Growing Communist Challenge

Mao Zedong


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Cold War Turns Hot: Korea, 1950-1953


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Cold War Critics

George Kennan

Walter Lippmann


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Imperialism and Decolonization


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Cultural Cold War


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Cold War Propaganda


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Cold War Propaganda


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Cold War Propaganda


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Anti-Communist Crusade

Alger Hiss

Mickey Spillane


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Loyalty vs. Disloyalty

The Hollywood Ten

J. Edgar Hoover: FBI


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

McCarthy and McCarthyism

Edward R. Murrow

Joseph R. McCarthy


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

Atmosphere of Fear


The united states and the cold war 1945 1953

The Uses of Anti-Communism

Francis Cardinal Spellman: The American Pope

Billy Graham


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