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Sage American History - Cold War Era to the 21st Century

Sage American History - Cold War Era to the 21st Century

This is a free, online textbook. 'The Cold War Era was characterized by one factor: the “balance of terror,” or nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. Under that shadow of potential nuclear holocaust, the NATO and Warsaw Pact (or Eastern Bloc) nations twisted and turned to advance their goals while avoiding the spark the might instigate a war of surpassing destruction. Most events of the period of international significance, from trouble in the Middle East, to wars of national liberation, to issues of developing nations in Africa and Latin America, were played out against the backdrop of the Cold War. The Cold War had many ramifications for the American people: the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1940s and 50s; McCarthyism, and the anguish that the excesses of... Show More

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