Cold War In The 1950s Essay

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Cold War though the 50’s
HIST 1302
Historical Developments
May 4, 2016
Altaf Hussain
Houston Community College SW Cold War through the 50’s

Cold War is the name given to military and political tension during 1947-1991, between the two countries that emerged as the world super powers at the end of the World War II, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Quite a few events took place during the cold war that shape the country and its foreign policies during the cold war and a few years after it. Some of the events or policies that took place in the 1950’s pertaining to the cold war are: The Warsaw pact, the invention of U2 spy planes, Truman signing the Mutual Security Act, the construction of a nationwide of highway network system, Fidel Castro comes into power and many more. The first Lockheed U2 to took flight in 1955. These were used to fly over countries like the
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The United States was able to drive the North Koreans out in 1953 and gain control of South Korea, which gave them a political, economic and military advantage. The United States established military dictators ready for attack when required, the US could outsource production to Korea with the advantage of lower wage and sell these products within Korea at a higher price than in US and the control of South Korea gave the US another military base which could prove advantageous when a war with China or Russia breaks out. One other important event in the 1950’s, was the death of Stalin, which led to the rise of Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushchev is regarded as great leader by Abbott Gleason in his book which is also named, Nikita Khrushchev, where they talk about the condition of the Soviet Union being better when he left as compared to when he became a leader. At the same time, Khrushchev is also the same leader responsible for the Cuban Missile Crisis, who places nuclear missiles about just 90 miles from

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