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Top Eleven Topics from Chapter 30. 1. Most of the world divides up between the US (tend to be democracies) and the USSR (dictatorships). Warsaw Pact (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance – COMECON) 1955. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 1949. U.S. Philosophy of Containment.

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Top eleven topics from chapter 30

Top Eleven Topics from Chapter 30


1 most of the world divides up between the us tend to be democracies and the ussr dictatorships

1. Most of the world divides up between the US (tend to be democracies) and the USSR (dictatorships)


Nato north atlantic treaty organization 1949

Warsaw Pact (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance – COMECON) 1955

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)1949


U s philosophy of containment

U.S. Philosophy of Containment

“Like apples in a barrel infected by disease, the corruption of Greece would infect Iran and all the east. . . likewise Africa. . . Italy. . . France. . . .Not since Rome and Carthage had there been such a polarization of power on this earth”

-- U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson


2 allies of the us do much better economically esp in the 1950s 1960s

2. Allies of the US do much better economically, esp. in the 1950s & 1960s


3 western europe takes major steps towards economic unity

3. Western Europe takes major steps towards economic unity


European economic community

European Economic Community

1952

6 members

1973

9 members

1981

10 members

1986

12 members


4 decolonization politically but not so much economically and culturally

4. Decolonization (politically, but not so much economically and culturally)


5 domestic policies in the ussr fluctuate

5. Domestic policies in the USSR fluctuate . . .


Nikita khrushchev 1953 64

Nikita Khrushchev (1953-64)


Leonid brezhnev 1964 1982

Leonid Brezhnev (1964-1982)


6 but the ussr retains tight control over its satellite states

6. . . .but the USSR retains tight control over its satellite states


Top eleven topics from chapter 30

Czechoslovakia, 1948


Hungary 1956

Hungary, 1956


Top eleven topics from chapter 30

August 31, 1961


Prague spring 1968 brezhnev doctrine

Prague Spring, 1968Brezhnev Doctrine


7 science oriented toward war and space big science

7. Science oriented toward war and space (“Big Science”)


8 class structure becomes less divided

8. Class structure becomes less divided

  • Greater accessibility of college gives more people educational opportunities

  • Service industry greatly expanded (more white collar than blue collar)

  • Government programs redistributed wealth: welfare, pensions

  • Most people could afford appliances and cars

  • Most people could afford vacations


9 women demand more rights students demand respect

9. Women demand more rights, students demand respect

  • More women in the workforce, where they faced discrimination

  • Demanding equal pay, maternity leave, day care, right to divorce, legalized abortion, protection from and prosecution of rape

  • Students living a very different lifestyle (sex, drugs and rock n’ roll) but demanding respect as adults (there are a lot of people in the generation, it is the baby boom)


10 1970s bring economic difficulties

10. 1970s bring economic difficulties

  • US spent too much (Marshall Plan, welfare programs, Korean and Vietnam wars)

  • OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) embargoed oil sales to the US when the US supported Israel in the Yom Kippur war of 1973

  • Austerity measures


11 us ussr relations ease a bit us britain germany relations grow closer

11. US – USSR relations ease a bitUS– Britain – Germany relations grow closer


Detante

Detante


Top eleven topics from chapter 30

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