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The Cold War. Part one, 1945-1961 / Phil Sheppard Video Productions presents ; producer, Phil Sheppard.

Sheppard, Phil. (Added Author). Elliot, Tim, 1969- (Added Author). Phil Sheppard Video Productions. (Added Author). Video Education America. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 35 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: White Plains, NY : VEA (Video Education America), [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2007.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Origins of the Cold War -- The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan -- Berlin airlift 1948 -- Chinese civil war -- Korean war and its consequences -- Impact of the Cold War in the USA -- The Hungarian uprising -- The arms race -- The space race -- The Berlin wall.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Tim Elliot.
Summary, etc.:
The Cold war began after Europe was divided-up following World War II at the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, and an Iron Curtain separated East from West. The ideological differences between capitalism and communism alienated former allies. The Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Blockade created greater distrust. A communist victory in China and the subsequent Koren War moved the focus of the Cold War to Asia and with it the fear of the domino effect. Added to these conflicts were the Space and Arms Races, as the superpowers vied for nuclear supremacy. The nuclear deterrent kept them from open conflict, although they exerted influence world wide. When the Berlin Wall was erected in 1961, it seemed the threat of a world war would always exist.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; 2.0; region 0.
Subject: Cold War.
World politics > 1945-1989.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States.
Genre: Educational films.
Nonfiction films.

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