Cold War Magills Choice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587657341
  • ISBN-13: 9781587657344
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1159 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Covers important Cold War events, from 1945 through the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
Keyword List.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Editor’s Introduction: An Overview of the Cold War.
2: February 4-11, 1945: Yalta Conference.
3: February 11, 1945: Soviet Exiles and Prisoners of War are Forced into Repatriation.
4: April 25-June 26, 1945: United Nations Charter Convention.
5: July 17-August 2, 1945: Potsdam Conference.
6: August 6 and 9, 1945: Atomic Bombs Destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
7: February 1, 1946: First U.N. Secretary-General is Selected.
8: March 5, 1946: Churchill Delivers His Iron Curtain Speech.
9: August 1, 1946: Atomic Energy Commission is Established.
10: November, 1946-July, 1954: Nationalist Vietnamese Fight French Control of Indochina.
11: November 9-December 15, 1946: United Nations Admits its First New Member States.
12: 1947-1951: Blacklisting Depletes Hollywood’s Talent Pool.
13: March 12, 1947: Truman Doctrine.
14: July 26, 1947: National Security Act.
15: October 20, 1947: HUAC Investigates Hollywood.
16: November 29, 1947-July, 1949: Arab-Israeli War Creates Refugee Crisis.
17: 1948: Morgenthau Advances Realist School of Power Politics.
18: 1948: Soviets Escalate Persecution of Jews.
19: February 10, 1948: Zhdanov Denounces “Formalism” in Music.
20: February 25, 1948: Communists Seize Power in Czechoslovakia.
21: April 3, 1948: Marshall Plan Provides Aid to Europe.
22: June 24, 1948-May 11, 1949: Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
23: October 6, 1948: Earthquake Devastates Ashgabat and Kills Up to 100,000 People.
24: December 10, 1948: United Nations Adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
25: December 26, 1948: Hungary’s Communist Government Arrests Cardinal Mindszenty.
26: 1949-1961: East Germans Flee to West to Escape Communist Regime.
27: January 25, 1949: Soviet Bloc States Establish Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.
28: April 4 1949: North Atlantic Treaty Organization is Formed.
29: June, 1949: Nineteen Eighty-Four Portrays Totalitarianism and Mind Control.
30: September 21-October 7, 1949: Germany Splits into Two Republics.
31: February 14, 1950: Stalin and Mao Pen a Defense Pact.
32: June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953: Korean War.
33: July 1, 1950: European Payments Union is Formed.
34: October 7, 1950: China Invades and Begins Rule of Tibet.
35: November 3, 1950: United Nations General Assembly Passes the Uniting for Peace Resolution.
36: December 14, 1950: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Statute is Approved.
37: 1951-1952: Teller and Ulam Develop the First Hydrogen Bomb.
38: September 1, 1951: Security Pact is Signed by Three Pacific Nations Against Communist Encroachment.
39: September 8, 1951: Treaty of Peace with Japan is Signed in San Francisco.
40: October 22, 1951: United States Inaugurates Mutual Security Program.
41: November 4, 1952: Eisenhower is Elected President.
42: January, 1953: China Begins its First Five-Year Plan.
43: January 15, 1953-December 2, 1954: McCarthy Hearings.
44: January 22, 1953: The Crucible Allegorizes the Red Scare Era.
45: March 5, 1953: Death of Stalin.
46: April 10, 1953: Hammarskjöld is Elected U.N. Secretary-General.
47: June 19, 1953: Rosenbergs are Executed for Peacetime Espionage.
48: September 25, 1953-October 26, 1956: Polish Communist Government Arrests the Primate of Poland.
49: November 9, 1953: Cambodia Gains Independence from France.
50: February 15, 1954: Canada and the United States Establish the DEW Line.
51: March 1, 1954: Nuclear Bombing of Bikini Atoll.
52: June 18-27, 1954: United Fruit Company Instigates a Coup in Guatemala.
53: June 27, 1954: Soviet Union Completes Its First Nuclear Power Plant.
54: July 10, 1954: Eisenhower Begins the Food for Peace Program.
55: August, 1954-May, 1955: Operation Passage to Freedom Evacuates Refugees from North Vietnam.
56: September 8, 1954: SEATO is Founded.
57: October 23, 1954: Western European Union is Established.
58: 1955-1964: Brezhnev Rises in Communist Ranks.
59: January 29, 1955: Formosa Resolution is Signed into Law.
60: April 18-24, 1955: Afro-Asian Conference Considers Nonalignment.
61: May 14, 1955: Warsaw Pact is Signed.
62: May 15, 1955: Austria Regains Its Independence.
63: July 9, 1955-Early 1960’s: Scientists Campaign Against Nuclear Testing.
64: December 14, 1955: United Nations Admits Sixteen New Members.