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PowerPoint Presentation - The Cold War

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									The Cold War

  By:Brandon Kirchens
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• Why is it called the Cold War
• Why it started and who was involved
• Conclusion
                    Battles
•   The Korean War
•   The Bay of Pigs Invasion
•   The Cuban Missile Crisis
•   The Vietnam War.
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• Bibliography-Web
• Pictures
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                 Introduction
• Have you ever wondered why it was called the
  Cold War? The reason was because there really
  wasn’t a lot of fighting with guns. Most of the
  fighting was economic pressure, selective aid,
  diplomatic maneuver, propaganda, assassination,
  low-intensity military operations and full-scale
  proxy war(proxy war means a war instigated by a
  major power that does not itself participate). This
  lasted from 1947 until the collapse of the Soviet
  Union in 1991. The Cold War saw the largest
  conventional and the first nuclear arms race in
  history.
       Why did it start/Who was
              involved
•       The Cold War started with the end of
    World War 11. The United States and the
    Soviet Union fought because the Soviets wanted
    to control other countries and they asked the
    Americas to help them fight. Even though there
    wasn’t a lot of head on fighting there still were
    some battles. I will tell you some facts some of
    these battles. Such as The Korean War, The
    Bay of Pigs Invasion, The Cuban Missile Crisis,
    and the Vietnam War.
                   The Korean War
•   First up is The Korean War. The Soviets Declared War on the
    Japanese Empire and in August invaded Korea from the north.
    President Truman ordered the landing of US troops in the south. The
    Japanese surrendered to the Soviets in the north and the Japanese
    surrendered to the Americans in the south. Now Korea was controlled
    by two different major powers. In the early hours of June 25, 1950
    North Korea launched a surprise attach with an overwhelming
    amount of manpower and guns. Within days South Korea was in full
    retreat. President Truman went to the United Nations to ask for them
    to help fight the north. The Americans organized Task Force Smith,
    and on July 5 engaged in the first North Korean-U.S. clash. It failed,
    the task force was in full retreat. A half strength division confronted
    them and was soon defeated. Now only about 10% of the Korean
    peninsula was in the collations hands. Then a new General Mathew
    Ridgway managed to regroup the UN forces and slowly drive back the
    opposing forces. The rest of the war involved very little territory
    change and a lot of peace negotiations.
        The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion is the second battle on our list. The Bay of
  Pigs invasion was an US planned invasion in 1961. It was an
  attempt to overthrow the communist government in Cuba. The
  governments had tensions growing but increased when the Cuban
  government started to shift towards the Soviet Union. However
  the invasion failed miserably and was a major embarrassment
  towards the Kennedy administration. The start of the invasion was
  when three light bombers with markings from the Revolutionary
  Air Force in Cuba bombed the Cuban airfield of San Antonio de
  Los Baños. But because the Cuban government did not do
  anything specifically to the Americas the CIA had to give a cover
  story for attacking. So what they did is remove, shoot, and
  reassemble the engine cowling to a plane. That way it looked like
  they shot first. Their main plan was to destroy all of their planes,
  however somehow Cuba knew about the invasion and moved all
  their planes to a safe place. So they missed all of the airplanes.
  This is the main reason the battle was lost.
         The Cuban Missile Crisis
• The third battle is the Cuban Missile Crisis (this was a different
  conflict from the Bay of Pigs Invasion). This was actually a more of a
  conflict between the Soviet Union and America. It was over the
  deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba. It began on October 14, 1962
  and lasted for 38 days. What happened is that the Soviet Union thought
  some nuclear equality was necessary. The Soviets started to focus
  mainly on missiles instead of conventional armies. When Kennedy
  finally figured it out he had a press conference saying any attack from
  Cuba would be taken as an attack from the Soviet Union. So Kennedy
  resolved to set up a naval blockade to prevent missiles from being
  launched. America was a little surprised at the solid support from their
  European allies. Finally they agreed to a compromise that the US
  would not fund or support an attack on Cuba.
                The Vietnam War
The last and final battle on our list is The Vietnam War. The Vietnam
  War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the
  Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam),
  allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or "Viet Cong")
  against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and
  their allies—notably the United States military in support of the
  South. The Vietnam War began as a civil war to determine if it
  was to be a unified nation or a separate one. The fighting began in
  1957 and with US and Soviet Chinese involvement it would spill
  over into neighboring countries. South Vietnam and the US
  portrayed the war as a strategic opposition to communism. North
  Vietnam and its Viet Cong allies portrayed it as a war to unify the
  country from invading enemies. There was fifteen years of fighting
  and massive army and civilian casualties. US involvement ended
  with the signing of the Peace Accords in 1973. The People’s Army
  Of Vietnam and The Viet Cong forces overthrow the Army of the
  Republic of Vietnam for the end of the war.
                         Conclusion
It’s called the Cold War because there weren’t a lot of battles. Most of the
    fighting was economic pressure, selective aid, diplomatic maneuver,
    propaganda, assassination, low-intensity military operations and full-
    scale proxy war. The Cold War lasted from 1947 until 1991 the
    collapse of the Soviet Union. However there was some battles such as
    The Korean War, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, and
    the Vietnam War. These were the main battles in the Cold War that I
    told you about.
  Bibliography:
            Web
• Wikipedia, Cold War, September 21, 2005,
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War
                           Pictures

                            • Rockets, September 21, 2005,
                http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/n/newlv640.jpg
                       • Mushroom Cloud, September 21, 2005,
             http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/assets/images/Able2.jpg
                          • Soviet Flag, September 21, 2005,
     http://www.cheguevara.itgo.com/images/che-guevara-soviet-
                  union-flag-posterflag-4001883%5B1%5D_(1).jpg
                        • Russia, September 21, 2005,
http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/264/270888/Fig.%209.13%20
    Newly%20independent%20states%20of%20the%20former%20Soviet
                                 %20Union.gif
                      Pictures Cont.

                      • American Flag, September 21, 2005,
         http://www.discountballoons.com/images/betallic/15759%20UNI
                         TED%20STATES%20FLAG-L.jpg
                       • United States, September 21, 2005,
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://nrc.uchsc.edu/STATES/u
                                nited-states-
    map.jpg&imgrefurl=http://nrc.uchsc.edu/STATES/states.htm&h=306
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   n&start=24&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dunited%2Bstates%26start%3D20
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