The Cold War Deepens. Photo of one of the checkpoints in Berlin, preventing East Berliners from escaping into the West. 14.2. What is this political cartoon suggesting about the Soviet Union? Who is the short chubby guy?.
The Cold War Deepens
Photo of one of the checkpoints in Berlin, preventing East Berliners from escaping into the West.
Chubby guy is the last Soviet leader, Gorbachev. Cartoon shows him dictating “plans for a new world to the East German (communist) leader, while a guy leaning over from the west shouts, “Don’t fence me in”.
Again, the chess metaphor: Germany was just a piece on the Cold War chessboard. The US and Soviets were the two super-powers playing the game.
Said to advisors, “We are going to stay- period.”
Took advantage of air corridors and started an airlift of needed supplies
Above: map showing two Germanys; below, loading milk onto transport planes during airlift
Capture of map showing two Germanys from clip on the Berlin airlift
Cartoon shows US, Britain and France, plus smaller allies, trapped in a barbed wire pen. Stalin is screaming “encirclement” at them, though they are the ones encircled. For our part, Uncle Sam is goading Stalin from inside the pen: “Warmongers!”
Clearest map of Europe from 1950s through 1980s
Capture from start of Marshall Plan clip, showing US flag with thirteen stars
Above: map showing Chinese civil war; below: Mao Zedong
Capture from start of clip on Red China, with soldiers and a lot of red
Above: map of Korea; below, invading N. Koreans
Photo of Gen. MacArthur with trademark shades (rare in those days)
Above: repeat of MacArthur wearing shades; below, Truman meets MacArthur
Video capture of a battle in Korea
Above: map of divided Korea; below, aerial photo of nuclear test
Left: map of Korea showing its close proximity to Japan; right, Panmunjom
Satellite map, incredibly graphic, showing urban lights (sign of wealth and progress) visible from space. The South is lit up like an Xmas tree; by contrast, the only visible light from the North is from its capital of Pyongyang.