Cold War Essay

Topics: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, United States Pages: 2 (454 words) Published: February 2, 2013
The purpose of this essay is to prove that Cold War had an enormous impact on society and institutions of US. This effect will be demonstrated on the basis of a few examples. First of all, I must mention Central Intelligence Agency which was created in 1947. CIA frequently support anticommunists in Europe inter alia in Greece. They attempt to deliver weapons and ammunition for fighters against socialists in the civil war. CIA tried also to uncover KGB activities in the USA. In the 50s agency had spies in communistic countries for example in Poland and Russia which was extremely hard and dangerous. However, this activities resulted the quantity of informations. Cia after WW II had significant interaction with the leaders of many Vietnamese factions, including Ho Chi Minh. The Vietnam War began in 1955 and it was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations. It was definitely one of the hardest moments in this Cold War-era, fight between two ideologies: socialism and democracy. Vietnam War ended when Vietnam People's Army captured Saigon in april 1975. Watergate is another event which has weakened the position and image of the United States at the time of Cold war-era.  It was political scandal during the 1970s in the United States resulting from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal led to resignation of president Nixon and caused a trial, conviction and incarceration of 43 people, including dozens of top Nixon administration officials. in the 50's music had a very important role for society. It was era of rock and roll and Elvis Presley. This music was played everywhere, even in Vietnam for fighting for democracy soldiers. Government could easily 'manipulate' people by music. Martin Luther King, Jr. was...
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