Archive for the Cold War Category

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down That Wall”

Posted in Cold War, Reagan, Speeches on May 1, 2018 by mrkufs

Two decades after JFK blasted the fact that communism needs to build the Berlin Wall to keep their people in, Ronald Reagan tells Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. He articulates that communism has failed and that the West has won the Cold War. He wishes come true four years later.


Tet Offensive of 1968-Knowing the US Would Never Win

Posted in 1960's, Cold War with tags on April 12, 2018 by mrkufs

The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.

The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior agreement to “cease fire” during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Both North and South Vietnam announced on national radio broadcasts that there would be a two-day cease-fire during the holiday. Nonetheless, the Communists launched an attack that began during the early morning hours of 30 January 1968, the first day of Tet.

1964 Election “Daisy Ad”

Posted in 1960's, Cold War on April 12, 2018 by mrkufs

Lyndon B. Johnson helped lock up the 1964 Presidential Election over Barry Goldwater with the running of this iconic ad painting Goldwater as a war monger.

Eisenhower Doctrine to the Middle East in 1957

Posted in 1950's, Cold War, Speeches on April 4, 2018 by mrkufs

The term Eisenhower Doctrine refers to a speech by President Dwight David Eisenhower on 5 January 1957, within a “Special Message to the Congress on the Situation in the Middle East”. Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, a country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by armed aggression from another state.[1] Eisenhower singled out the Soviet threat in his doctrine by authorizing the commitment of U.S. forces “to secure and protect the territorial integrity and political independence of such nations, requesting such aid against overt armed aggression from any nation controlled by international communism.”


“Ping Pong” Diplomacy

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon helps relations between the US and China by sending the Ping Pong team to the communist country. This is demonstrated in a 10 second, fictional clip, by Forrest Gump.

Detente- An Easing of Cold War Tensions in the 1970’s

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

Détente is a French word meaning relaxing or easing. Détente is applied in a situation of increasing tension between nations. It is a way to find peace through Diplomacy without fighting. Détente was used during the Cold War in 1970′s and did reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

At that time, the major world super powers of the USA, USSR and China, feared a Nuclear holocaust if the Cold War continued. Détente greatly calmed the tensions of the USA and USSR and encouraged more peace worldwide. Around 1989-1990 the Cold War ended, with Détente being finally successful.

1980 Miracle on Ice

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

How a bunch of college kids on a hockey team helped bring the United States out of the dreary 1970’s and into a new era.

Watergate Documentary

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

Watergate in 45 minutes.

Post WWII Video

Posted in Cold War, Uncategorized on March 27, 2017 by mrkufs

6 Minute video of post-1945 America

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

Posted in Cold War, JFK, Speeches on April 7, 2016 by mrkufs

Move to the 1:38 mark and see the words that inspired so many Americans.

Boy Meets World “I Was A Teenage Spy”

Posted in 1950's, Cold War on April 1, 2016 by mrkufs

This is a satirical spoof of the 1950’s episode.