The Cold War
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What did the Cold War represent to him/her? Did he/she fear that war would break out between the East and the West? Did it seem too distant to worry about? Pick this Topic to relate his/her thoughts about this period.
Would you like to write about his/her experiences relating to the Cold War, a strategic and political struggle that developed between the United States and its Western European allies on one side, and the U.S.S.R. and Communist countries on the other?
- During the Cold War, was he/she worried about going to war with the U.S.S.R. or other Communist countries?
- What political figures and events in the Cold War were significant to him? Why were they significant?
- Did he/she feel that the tensions between the U.S. and the Communist countries would end? Why or why not?
- How did he/she feel about the countries behind the Iron Curtain? Did he/she have any relatives who lived in these countries? Did he/she worry about them? Did he/she think that they would ever break from the influence of the Soviet Union?