Chapter 38. The Bipolar World. The “Kitchen Debate”. American National Exhibition, 1959 Conflict over Captive Nations resolution passed by Congress Prelude: debate over horse manure vs. pig manure Public discord over Communism vs. Capitalism. The Ideological Struggle.
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The Bipolar World
Soviet & Eastern Bloc Nations[“Iron Curtain”]
US & the Western Democracies
GOAL spread world-wide Communism
GOAL “Containment” of Communism & the eventual collapse of the Communist world.[George Kennan]
From Stettin in the Balkans, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lies the ancient capitals of Central and Eastern Europe.
Sir Winston Churchill, 1946
Clement Attlee, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945
Kim Jong Un
Aka Lil’ Kim or Psy
We went eyeball-to-eyeball with the Russians, and the other man blinked!
The Russians have beaten America in space—they have the technological edge!
Former Czech President, Alexander Dubček
Communism with a human face!
Dissidents/playwrights arrested [like Vaclav Havel—future president of a free Czech Republic].
(Do it. Now.)
Chinese poster saying: "Smash the old world / Establish a new world."
National Chief of Police executes an Viet Cong officer in Saigon during the Tet Offensive.
Leadership of Gorbachev