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Ace of Spades and Cold War


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COLD WAR FACTS:external image 600px-Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg.png
Lasted from 1945 to 1960

The main enemies of the cold war where the Soviet Union Russia, and the United States.

The name came from the fear that both sides had of fighting each other.

Causes:

In 1947 president truman declared a anti communist policy in the U.S.

The United States and Soviet Union represent two totally different types of government.

The United States wanted to encourgae free trade throughout the entire world. Where the Soviet Union wanted to shield off themselves from internatioanl commerence.

Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union feared attacks from each other. external image us_flag.jpg

The Americans had nuclear weapons this instilled fear in the Russians.

President FDR had a personal dislike of Josef Stalin.

Effects:
Nato and the Warsaw Pact where formed.

The United States and the Soviet Unoin built up larger amounts of Nuclear weapons in fear of each other.

Due to econmic downfall the Soviet Union collapsed.

the Berlin wal was then destroyed thus unifying the German Nations.

The greatest effect was the collapse of communisum world wide.



The Ace of Spades
The cold War
Started argument between Mr. Pilkington and Napolean.
The start of the Cold War.
It is asumed that some one has cheated.
The west has decided to play cards with the soviet union.
They would do anything to defeat Germany.
A uproar started on the farm. There was banging on the table and a quarell started.
Wartime alliance between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin fell apart right when the war ended.
This was due to distrust and tensions between Russia and the West.


Quotes:

"There were shoutings, bangings on the table, sharp suspicious glances, furious denials. The source of trouble appeared to be that Napolean and Mr. Pilkington had each played an ace of spades simultaneously"(139).

Explanation: They had now cheated each other in the card game. This is similar to how Russia and the West had alliance for World War two only. Their alliance had abruptley ended at the end, just like the card game had done.






Refrences:

(1979).Cold War 1945-1960. Retrieved From http://www.funfront.net/hist/europe/coldwar.htm

Bernard A. Weisberger(1985)Cold War. Retrieved From http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/page2

Orwell, G. (1997). Animal Farm. United States of America: McDougal Littell.