Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2016 08:34 pm
Please explain the Who, What, When, Where and Why (is it significant) of the cold war.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2016 11:04 pm
@briannafaith,
What have you come up with, so far?
briannafaith
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jul, 2016 04:22 pm
@InfraBlue,
For who I have the US and the Soviet Union. For what I only have that it was based on the beliefs of capitalism and communism. For where I have that there is not a specific location but examples of some locations include US, USSR, Europe, Berlin, Vietnam, and Cuba. For when I have 1947 - 1991.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jul, 2016 02:25 pm
@briannafaith,
That's pretty good. It was truly global in reach, and it affected all parts of the world as the US and the Soviet Union, the two superpowers of the world, sought to re-enforce and expand their spheres of influence throughout the world. That's why it was significant. There was also the threat that, if the two superpowers were to engage in direct hostilities and confrontation, a global nuclear war would break out.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2016 08:52 am
@briannafaith,
A 'hot war' is militarily active.
A 'cold war' is not.
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Sage of Main Street
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 03:11 pm
@briannafaith,
A SMALL TOWN CROOK

Truman could have stopped it by using our temporary monopoly on nuclear weapons. But his owners made so much money in the defense industry that they ordered him to let Russia and China expand enough to constitute a legitimate threat.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 03:46 pm
@Sage of Main Street,
Yes, Sage. They made a movie about this in the 1960s

"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

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