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The Cold War: Its Origins and Onset Until 1991   NEW!

After the end of World War II, after a brief respite the Cold War was upon us and it would remain a constant companion until the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. There were times when this conflict was banner headlines; there were times when it was an article on page 3; there were times when it was “hot” and there were times when it was “cold.” But, one way or another, it was always there. These presentations intend to provide an understanding of that titanic struggle.

Part 1: The Cold War to 1963. This session will look into the background, origins, and major developments through 1963. Among the topics covered will be Stalin’s speech at the Bolshoi, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, Sputnik and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Note: In 2019 this instructor presented “The Cold War to 1950.” If you attended the previous session, the first approximately 75 minutes of this class will be repetitive.

Part 2: The Cold War: 1964 to 1991. This session will cover the major developments through the end of the U.S.S.R. Among the topics covered will be d’etente, the Helsinki Accords, S.D.I. (“Star Wars), “glasnost” and “perestroika.


The Cold War: Its Origins and Onset Until 1991
Course #: HIS249
Instructor: James Cullen
Room: Room 3
Day of the week: Tu Date: 4/20/2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Note: Students are not charged when placed on a waiting list, and will be notified by MTP staff if a seat becomes available.

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