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  1. Post WWII and the Cold War

  2. Adolph Eichmann Mastermind of the Holocaust After WWII managed to escape to Argentina Captured by the Mossad Executed May 1962

  3. to the right – meant labor; to the left – the gas chambers

  4. Baby Boom Period

  5. United Nations formed 1945

  6. Trygve Lie 1st Secretary General of the United Nations

  7. Bernard Baruch 1946: Asked for the creation of a U.N. agency with international authority over atomic research U.S. and Soviet Union did not want to give up independence to develop atomic weapons

  8. 1952: U.S. tests first Hydrogen bomb in the Pacific

  9. Current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from South Korea

  10. 1946 Winston Churchill delivers his “Iron Curtain” speech stating that an “Iron Curtain has descended across Europe”

  11. Secretary of State George Marshall Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953

  12. George Kennan “Containment Theory” 1947

  13. Berlin Airlift 1948-1952

  14. Airlift results in the formation of: East Germany (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) Berlin remained divided

  15. The Pentagon, Headquarters of the Department of Defense (Created 1947 by the National Security Act)

  16. James Forrestal 1st Secretary of Defense

  17. CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia