A Political and Diplomatic History of the Modern World: The Cold War, 1st Edition

  • Meredith Day
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  • ISBN-10: 1680483501
  • ISBN-13: 9781680483505
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

Immediately following World War II, former allies the United States and the Soviet Union began an open yet restricted rivalry that became known as the Cold War and played out around the world until the Soviet Unions collapse in 1991. Many conflicts, such as the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Arab-Israeli wars, acted as proxy wars for the U.S.-Soviet competition. Other major issues explored in this examination of the Cold War include Europe's Iron Curtain, the nuclear arms race, decolonization in Africa, and the spread of communism into Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Cold War Begins in Europe.
2: The Cold War in Asia and the Middle East.
3: The World After Sputnik.
4: Asia Beneath the Superpowers.
5: Peace and Conflict in the 1970s.
6: Rhetorical Cold War Revived.
7: The End of the Cold War.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
Photo Credits.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Cold War Begins in Europe.
2: The Cold War in Asia and the Middle East.
3: The World After Sputnik.
4: Asia Beneath the Superpowers.
5: Peace and Conflict in the 1970s.
6: Rhetorical Cold War Revived.
7: The End of the Cold War.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
Photo Credits.