The article goes in depth into the rivalry that was created between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies. It explains the political, economic, and propaganda fronts that the Cold War opened up for the world. The article also tells of the massive amount of things at stake in this war, and how the advancement of nuclear weaponry inspired by this conflict has given each side the ability to end humanity’s very existence if conflict was reached. This gives a massive amount of insight and knowledge on the topic, and also another sense of fear and paranoia, as weapons that could end our existence in seconds were developed and stockpiled in order to force a countries political agenda. The article tells the war from start to finish all in order to display just how close we were to blowing ourselves back to the stone age.
The collapse of Soviet Communism led the United States into triumphalist error about its destiny as the global superpower. Summary: This article promotes the idea of how idiotic it was to create such chaos because of such a small disagreement. It reflects the message that previous leaders and people were foolish to cut the world in half since they were not like each other enough and didn't share a common goal. It also goes into how practically nothing was accomplished. The article also goes into how the sense of victory the United States was simply a delusion. This article makes me feel a sense of pointlessness, and absurdity. The Cold War almost brought the human race to annihilation over a cause that was unjust and immature. This then makes me think of how stupid it was for the entire world to split into two opposing forces just because we couldn't stand that one group of people wanted to live a different way.
The Cold War BBC History Channel Documentary Full HD More Video Summary: Displays how the motivation of fear and hatred brought the world into a new era of division and conflict. Goes in depth into the development of nuclear weapons and the fear that went along with it, all in the name of hatred for the east and west. The story follows the ideological divide that opened during the cold war. The source can be considered a major reflection on the divisions made by the Cold War, and how the hatred between East and West brought us closer to total nuclear annihilation than any other time period in our world’s history.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan. During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA. Summary: Bridge of Spies is a chilling and exhilarating visual portrayal of the beginning of the Cold War and the division of the world itself as a consequence. The story follows the U-2 incident of 1960, when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the soviet union. The pilot, Francis Gary Powers, parachuted to safety and was tried by the supreme court of the U.S.S.R as an act of aggression. Powers was sentenced to 10 years in confinement, but thanks to James B Donovan, he was successfully exchanged for the soviet spy Rudolf Abel. To me this source can expertly display the amount of divisions and hatred in the world in the time, but it also displays a sliver of humanity. The goal becomes far less complicated in this film, as the main objective is to simply get two spies back home. At a time when the world was so split over an issue it felt nice to watch a small number of people on each side to come together in order to solve a conflict.
The four minute warning was a public alert system conceived by the British Government during the Cold War. The name was chosen from the approximate length of of time from the point at which a Soviet nuclear missile attack against the United Kingdom could be confirmed and the impact of those missiles on their targets. The population was notified by air raid sirens, television and radio, and urged to seek cover immediately. This song expertly displays the fear that goes along with this warning. It describes the paranoia, anxiety, and horror of how the cold war conflict may bring an end to civilization as a whole. For me personally this song makes me give up all hope and succumb to an overwhelming amount of fear and anxiety. It makes me feel as if the world is about to meet its demise through the atomic bomb and that nothing will survive, all I can do is accept it.
Pictures -- most of which never ran in LIFE -- of the construction and earliest days of the ultimate symbol of the Cold War. The pictures displayed in this website provide a haunting look at the great division of the world during the Cold War period. More importantly this source displays how it affects people individually. The pictures reflect on the divisions that came of the war. It shows small events, like a guard throwing a ball back over the wall to a kid, giving a sense of humanity and simplicity to the situation. It also shows bigger events, like those escaping from the East into the West over the wall, giving a sense of gravity to the situation, and explaining the larger elements of the time period, of the horrors the people of the East may have seen in order to risk being shot to escape. Some of these pictures give me a sense of warmth, humanity, and simplicity. The guard throwing a ball over the wall gives me a sense that the wall is just a pile of bricks and nothing else. Other photos however give me a strong sense of dismal cold: guns being pointed, tank turrets being turned at either side, and people running for their lives. This makes the wall seem more like what it really is, a division of two worlds, both claiming that the other is the actual devil in disguise. The darker pictures give the situation its sense of complexity and momentous proportions.