Cold War (1945–91) Questions and Answers
Who is the "militant minority" referred to in President Truman's speech to Congress on March 12, 1947?
'The US policy of containment was a failure in the years from 1950 to 1975.' How far is this statement accurate?
Why, during the Cold War, were there no direct military battles between the two superpowers? For example, during the Berlin blockade?
Why would President Truman be against sharing the secret of the atomic bomb with the world? Why would he support sharing atomic technology with Great Britain and only divulge minor details to the Soviets?
What was the main point of President Reagan's Address to Members of the British Parliament on 6/8/82?
How far do you agree that the development of the US policy of containment in the late 1940s was based on a mistaken interpretation of Soviet aims and ambitions?
During the Cold War, what foreign policy options did the US have other than containment of the Soviet Union?
Compare and contrast the approaches of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower in dealing with the communist threat around the world.
In what ways did the histories of the two superpowers affect their outlooks and fears about the postwar world?
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