Edward Mann was a designer back in the 1960’s. During this time, he was busying himself with designing and producing different hats. One hat he made was one that closely resembled an astronaut’s helmet. This idea came directly from the Cold War and the space race happening at the time. Both the U.S. and Russia were working on hard and developing new equipment to try to be the first ones into space. It was all over the news and the Russians made it first with satellite Sputnik. Soon, the U.S. made it as well, then the U.S. landed humans on the moon. All of these events inspired this designer to make his contribution to the Cold War era. Mann, Edward. “Space Hat.” SpyVibe, spyvibe.blogspot.com/2015/03/edward-mann-fashion.html.
This song is a direct reflection of the Cold War and how the Cold War influenced music. In the song, there are many lyrics referencing the Cold War such as “Millions of people living as foes Maybe. it's not too late. To learn how to love, and forget how to hate” and also “Heirs of a cold war, That's what we've become. Inheriting troubles” These two lyrics both show us how Ozzy is feeling about the war. This song, obviously, is against the war as seen through his lyrics in which he wonders why we can’t all just live together in peace and why we must always being trying to kill each other. This song, is a very popular one for the nice guitar riff, but the lyrics are what is truly spectacular about this song as it demonstrates how easily an artist can give his opinion to millions of people. Osbourne, Ozzy. Crazy Train.
Dr. Strangelove is a movie that pokes fun of the Cold War and kind of shows some extreme cases of what could’ve happened. In the movie Dr. Strangelove, wants to start a new life after the Russians and Americans have blown each other up in a nuclear fallout. This movie is pretty much just poking fun of the Cold War and how the big personalities and miscommunication were the true cause of everything that happened in the war. “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).” IMDb, IMDb.com, 29 Jan. 1964, www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/.
This photo gallery shows pictures throughout the Cold War, starting with a photo of Truman and FDR talking to each other over dinner all the way to a picture of George H.W. Bush celebrating the end of the Cold War and his foreign policy. Most of the pictures in between show Gorbachev, Brezhnev, multiple U.S. Presidents, and certain people who played important roles in the Cold War. Overall, this war started with the conflict and power hungriness of two nations and in the end, ended with the reason and calmness of those same nations, finally able to come to a peaceful conclusion in order to save the world from a nuclear fallout. “Cold War History.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2018, www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cold-war-history/pictures/american-leaders/franklin-d-roosevelt-and-harry-truman-2.
This article talks about the ever changing world and mainly how the Bush administration was able to react after the war. The article also talks about the following Cold War period and how certain countries imposed power over others after defeating the enemy. Specifically, the U.S. and China became two very large superpowers after the Cold War ended. Russia became the butt of the War and was an economically and patriotically devastated nation. Also, after the war, the U.S. was sort of power hungry in the Middle East and Asia so they went to try to establish colonies in which they defeated the nation but eventually created a power vacuum in which evil administrations and were able to come to power such as I.S.I.S. Due to this power hungriness, the U.S. involved themselves in many wars in the Middle East for many years to come. Westad, Odd Arne. “The Cold War and America's Delusion of Victory.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 28 Aug. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/cold-war-american-soviet-victory.html.
This article was written in 1989 by the New York Times. In it, the author begins by talking about whether or not the Cold War is truly over and what the new Russian “president” Gorbachev was doing to help U.S. - Russia relations. They talk about the U.S. wanting to talk to Gorbachev about arms control and to get Russian soldiers out of Europe and stop another war. The Bush administration is focusing more on Gorbachev and trying to partner with him and try to create new economic opportunity in this region where there was never any chance. Also, Russia is in a very desperate economic situation as they are running out of money and people and if the U.S. pushed for tougher things, it could humiliate Gorbachev and ruin everything they started to build. One main reason they don’t want to do this is because Gorbachev is testing out democracy as he is allowing free speech and testing out elections in Russia. “The Cold War Is Over.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Apr. 1989, www.nytimes.com/1989/04/02/opinion/the-cold-war-is-over.html.