By Richard Clay Hanes
Stretching from the top of worldwide struggle II to 1989, the chilly conflict among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances all over the world. Giving first-hand perspectives of assorted facets of the chilly warfare, Primary Sources offers key entire and excerpted files of the battle, comparable to Winston Churchill's ''Iron Curtain'' speech and correspondence among John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev through the Cuban Missile main issue.
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1984 xxxiv Cold War: Primary Sources 1985 1986 The Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurs. S. president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Washington to sign the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), removing thousands of missiles from Europe. February 8, 1988 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev announces the decision to begin withdrawing Soviet forces from Afghanistan. S. president Ronald Reagan journeys to Moscow for a summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. S. vice president George Bush is elected president of the United States.
S. … Fascist: Dictatorial. Democratic: In this context, communistic. Anti-Hitler coalition: The combination of nations opposing Nazi Germany led by Adolf Hitler. Ascendance: Rise. Reactionary: Desire to go back to previous conditions. S. … The ruling circles of the United States obviously have a sympathetic attitude toward the idea of a military alliance with England, but at the present time the matter has not yet culminated in an official alliance. [Winston] Churchill’s speech in Fulton calling for the conclusion of an Anglo-American military alliance for the purpose of Cold War: Primary Sources establishing joint domination over the world was therefore not supported officially by Truman or Byrnes, although Truman by his presence [during the “Iron Curtain Speech”] did indirectly sanction Churchill’s appeal.
Prices, production, and distribution of goods are determined by the marketplace. Property and businesses are privately owned. Citizens enjoy many personal liberties, such as the freedom to worship as they choose. Communism is a system of government in which a single party, the Communist Party, controls all aspects of society. Leaders are selected by the party. The party leaders centrally plan and control the economy. The communist system 1 eliminates all private ownership of property. In theory, goods produced and wealth accumulated are shared equally by all.