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History.com Cold War
During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Americans had long been wary of Soviet communism and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical, blood-thirsty rule of his own country.
History.com The 1960s
Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin Wall included
History.com the 1970s
Includes clips on Vietnam, Kent State
Selected Streaming Videos
The Cold War
Richard Nixon's "Checkers" Speech (10:50) -- Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist Witch-Hunt (16:45) -- Nikita Khrushchev Versus Richard Nixon: The Post-Kitchen Debate (9:56) -- Election 1960 (5:28) -- John F. Kennedy: Television, Image, and the American Presidency (1:07)
Cold War: Love, Hate & Propananda Series
After World War II, two powerful blocs, a democratic and capitalist West led by the United States and a communist world dominated by the Soviet Union faced each other. Each side claimed the other was an implacable ideological foe bent on the destruction of their way of life. This battle would never produce direct armed confrontation between the two countries, but it mobilized minds as never before. In the long psychological battle of the Cold War, discover how governments and the industries of persuasion—marketing, advertising and public relations—moulded the way we see the world today.
Cold War in Europe and Asia
This program traces the development and collapse of successive alliances and conflicts in Europe and Asia that culminate in the struggle against the much feared spread of Communism. Excellent summaries of post-Wod War II events between Europe's Eastern and Western blocs, the rise of Mao Tse Tung in China and the causes of the Korean and Vietnam wars are presented.
Cuban Missile Crisis: A Case Study in Decision Making and Its Consequences
This video examines the leadership style, teamwork, and managerial processes that led to not just good choices but optimal ones. It combines archival film footage, interviews with firsthand participants such as Robert McNamara and Theodore Sorensen, and commentary from management and organizational experts to explore the challenges of high-level decision making.
Selling Ideologies-Cold War Propaganda
In this program, we encounter the ultimate weapons wielded in the Cold War – propaganda and disinformation. Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union are underpinned by their fundamentally opping ideologies of Capitalism and Communism. This is an engaging investigation of the prevailing propaganda themes and messages over the course of the Cold War and the role played by mediums like film, television and print media.