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The Cold War Part Two 1962 - 1991

Kanopy (Firm)
Video; Streaming Video; Online
For 13 days during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the world faced the threat of nuclear holocaust. The following year the Sino-Soviet Split reached its lowest ebb, and the Vietnam War escalated after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Political and military tension diminished in the late 1960s, during the period of Detente, lasting until 1979. Disarmament agreements were signed by the superpowers, but flash points threatened to destabilise any move towards stability. The Red Army's intervention in Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring of 1968, demonstrated that the Soviets were intent on keeping Eastern Europe firmly under control. The Yom Kippor War of 1973 in the Middle East saw the USA and the Soviet Union again supporting opposing nations at war. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 signalled the end of Detente. Ronald Reagan was elected as the American president in 1981, and his policies were extremely anti-Soviet. However, upon forming a friendly relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev, US-Soviet relations improved dramatically. A change was sweeping throughout Eastern Europe and, in 1989, communism collapsed in this region. The Soviet Union eventually disintegrated into fifteen independent republics. The Cold War was finally over.
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In English
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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Originally produced by Phil Sheppard Video Production in 2007.
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1047344 Kanopy
1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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