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Conrad Schumann - © Peter Leibing East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961

The Cold War begins.

Cold war history essay ideas Suggested essay topics and study questions for History SparkNotes's The Cold War Perfect for students who have to write The Cold War essays.

Then and now photos. I'd be afraid if I turned around and saw Hitler's ghost in my Eiffel Tower picture

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Vietnam War Summary - Why Did The Vietnam War Start?

Vietnam War Summary - technically you need to go back further to the late when the French had begun pushing their way in to get the full story.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is shot to death in Dallas. Texas Governor John B. Connally is also seriously wounded and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson takes over as the 36th President

photo is from the assassination of JFK. President John F. Kennedy is shot to death in Dallas. Texas Governor John B. Connally is also seriously wounded and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson takes over as the President

cold war political cartoons | Political cartoon of US vs USSR

Cold War: political cartoons: bridge the gulch. This is closely applicable to the current political climate.

After the first battle of the Revolution, a young Hungarian girl emerges from a building housing resistance fighters carrying a rifle (the Hungarian Revolution of 1956).

WOMEN ¥ The Hungarian Revolution of a young Hungarian girl emerges from a building housing resistance fighters carrying a rifle.

United Nations Foundation - 10 (of many) Reasons to Support the United Nations

United Nations Foundation - 10 (of many) Reasons to Support the United Nations A visual summary of how the United Nations facilitates Global Connections.

World War II photograph captures the courage of August Landmesser who made history by refusing to perform the Nazi salute.

August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936

In the 1950′s,  mass hysteria swept the country through McCarthyism.  Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible”, linking the Salem witch hunts to this mass hysteria. It's a great play, but we could have done without what inspired it...

The Crucible – NYC and The Department of Education’s Mass Hysteria

In the mass hysteria swept the country through McCarthyism. Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible”, linking the Salem witch hunts to this mass hysteria.

Berlin November 9th 1989.  It looks like this when it starts ... just thought you would like to know so that you could run if need be.  Just trying to help out!

Berlin November In Germany the Berlin wall comes down and after more than 40 years becomes 1 nation again.

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