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World History - 2 nd Semester Essay #2. What was the Cold War? How did it begin? Give three incidents of conflicts caused by the Cold War, including Germany.

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1 World History - 2 nd Semester Essay #2. What was the Cold War? How did it begin? Give three incidents of conflicts caused by the Cold War, including Germany. Is the Cold War still going on, why or why not? I.Thesis Paragraph – define the Cold War, tensions between the West and the Soviet Communists Time period – 1945, end of WWII to fall of Communism OR 1945 to present State your thesis - YES, still going on, evolved into war on terror or NO, it is over.

2 World History - 2 nd Semester Essay II.Explain how the Cold War began… --At at the end of WWII Soviets set up Eastern European nations as a buffer zone --explain the different goals of the West and Soviets at the end of the war (check chart) III. Explain incidents of the Cold War including Germany (3 examples of tensions) --Germanys split into 4 zones, unification into 2 countries, backed by West and Soviet east --Berlin Airlift --Cuban missile crisis --Wars in Korea and Vietnam --U2 spy plane incident

3 World History - 2 nd Semester Essay IV.Conclusion including, Is the Cold War still going on? YES or NO -- Russia join NATO as a junior member, non voting status May explain tensions that exist --Arms race, threat of nuclear war --spirit of brinkmanship or Détente exists --tensions of terrorism, Islamic terrorists, Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq --North Korean threatens war with attack on South Korean navy


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