Account of the cold war

This culminated in the Saur Revolutionwhere by members of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistana Soviet-backed Marxist—Leninist party, seized power in a bloody coup. The Americans and the British feared the permanent Soviet domination of eastern Europe and the threat of Soviet-influenced communist parties coming to power in the democracies of western Europe.

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The Air Force saw a need for a bomber that could go faster, was more maneuverable, and could still deliver a substantial payload to its target.

From to Cold War tensions relaxed somewhat, largely owing to the death of the longtime Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in ; nevertheless, the standoff remained.

In the early s, President Kennedy faced a number of troubling situations in his own hemisphere. There — in the camp of capitalism — national enmity and inequality, colonial slavery, and chauvinism, national oppression and pogroms, imperialist brutalities and wars.

The s and s saw an epidemic of popular films that horrified moviegoers with depictions of nuclear devastation and mutant creatures. While the movement failed to bring about an immediate end to Western trade with South Africa, by the end of the decade the United States Congress would pass over President Reagan's veto the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Actwhich combined with other nations taking similar measures would strike a major blow to the South African economy.

Soviet invasionCzechs confronting Soviet troops in Prague, August 21, This led to the development of the B-1A Lancer in the early to mid s. The Jedi—unable to stay on Coruscant, where public opinion had turned against them—relocated to the world of their origin, Tython.

Wolff and his forces were being considered to help implement Operation Unthinkablea secret plan to invade the Soviet Union which Winston Churchill advocated during this period. After defeating Nomen Kaar, they were rewarded with the title of Sith Lord and went on to serve their master against the Republic and Jedi.

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So generous was superpower aid that the Afghan Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal once said that, "he could light his American cigarettes with Russian matches.

In particular, American officials encouraged the development of atomic weapons like the ones that had ended World War II.

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Despite fighting an Iraq that was armed by the both the Soviet Union and the West, Iran fought the invaders to a standstill. Although this warhead has a smaller yield than the W warhead up to kilotonsthe increased accuracy of the Pershing II missile meant that there was not a need for large yield warheads.

The year witnessed the overthrow of the ruling Somoza family in Nicaragua and their subsequent replacement by the left-wing Sandinista movement, lead by Daniel Ortega.

Trumanwho distrusted Stalin and turned for advice to an elite group of foreign policy intellectuals.

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Allied troops in VladivostokAugustduring the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War While most historians trace the origins of the Cold War to the period immediately following World War II, others argue that it began with the October Revolution in Russia in when the Bolsheviks took power.The Cold War (–) refers to the phase of a deterioration in relations between the Soviet Union and the West arising from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December With the election of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher inand United States President Ronald Reagan ina corresponding change in Western foreign policy approach toward the Soviet Union was.

Cold War.likes · 8, talking about this. The COLD WAR was a state of political and military tension after World War II between Western Bloc.

Throughout the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union avoided direct military confrontation in Europe and engaged in actual combat operations only to keep allies from defecting to the other side or to overthrow them after they had done so.

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Furthermore as a child of the Cold War, my life was seriously affected by it over the many years.

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