Cold War Essay

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Cold War Ashley Garcia Unit 2 Assignment SS310 In the 1960’s the Cold War was the “hot topic” everywhere, especially in the family home. If you grew up in the 1950’s, 60’s or 70’s you probably talked about the Cold War like it was an everyday thing. Over the years, many people have forgot what the Cold War was or simply have different opinions about what really happened or what the Cold War was really about. I have decided to interview three people to see how much they remember about the Cold War. I will be asking four separate questions which are, “What words or phrases come to mind when you think of the term Cold War?, “ Did you ever study the Cold War in school and if so, what are some aspects of the Cold War that you remember?, “Who were the parties involved in the Cold War?, and finally “ Can you name any key events that we mainly associate with the Cold War? The first person that I interviewed said that the first words that came to mind were bombs and secrets. This person did study the Cold War in school and remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis and John F. Kennedy being some of the main aspects. They said that the United States, Germany, Soviet Union, Cuba, Turkey and North Korea were the parties involved in the Cold War according to this person. Some of the key events that this person associated with the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U2 bombing incident and the Berlin Wall. The second person said that world annihilation was the first phrase that came to mind when they thought of the Cold War. They do remember it being taught in school and some of the aspects that they remember is the Cuban Missile Crisis and school drills that were performed to prepare everyone for a nuclear explosion. This person believed that only the United States and the Soviet Union were involved in the Cold War. This person says that some of the main

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