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1950-1952: The Cold War Comes to Main Street
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
upright, political, anywhere, forty, Germany, sirens, glass, strength, cost, trip, insecurity, British, Korean, flashes, survive, civil, WWIII, mobilization, Cold, community, abstraction
societies all over the world by the early 1950s were realizing that            had almost come in the              War, and could now come at any time
societies began to prepare for WWIII and to                WWIII
what did the general sense that WWIII was coming do to                    culture?
overwhelming national                         
profound insecurity that general war could come at any time
future wars would be able to touch any                    in the United States in the age of the atom bomb
Americans decide that they are going to have to keep Korea from happening again in               
move forces to Germany in                 
a commitment of American ground forces in Germany dates from this period and lasts for            years
this set up a kind of metaphorical American          wire which meant any forward move into West Germany would be a move against the United States
1950-1952: the          War comes to Main Street
before 1950 for most people of most countries, the Cold War was a foreign policy thing, an                        that involved far-away countries and geo-political chess games
now WWIII could come to any community anywhere
film: Duck and Cover
made my American            defense agencies shown to American school children all over the country
beginning in 1951 and throughout the 50s
taught how to survive the sudden onset of WWIII
it was a         -benefit analysis whether to show this film or not
what is certain is that with this film, you will certainly scare elementary children throughout the whole nation
you may potentially save some lives
the act of "ducking and covering" could be useful in conferring a degree of protection to practitioners outside the radius of the nuclear fireball but still within sufficient range that by standing                death or serious injury is certain
this procedure would also protect against non-directly-atomic dangers such as smashing            and hurled objects from the blast wave
when people are indoors, running to windows to investigate the source of bright                in the sky still remains a common inquisitive human response to experiencing a flash
similar instructions as presented in the Duck and Cover film are contained in the                1964 Civil Defence Information Bulletin
the film shows the apparatus of defense that has to be in every American community
the shelters
the civil defense employees
this gives a sense of national mobilization
the film also instills into children the idea that all-out war may come at any time,                 , even without warning, and that there is very little you can do to be safe other than to cover your head
this is another kind of                      that a whole nation experienced, especially a nation who used to believe it was sheltered by its oceans

Ideas and Concepts:

Pondering what it was like to be a kid during the beginning of the Cold War, via tonight's World History class: "Duck and Cover", a civil defense film shown throughout United States schools beginning in 1951:"always remember, kids, the flash of an atomic bomb can come at any time, no matter where you may be, the bomb may even explode when there are no grown-ups around, so remember, that flash means act fast:duck and cover""
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1914: The Balkan Whirlpool
1914: From Balkan Crisis to War
1914-1916: All War Plans Fail Horribly
The 1916 Missed Opportunity for Peace
WWI Pushes Warring Countries Toward Total States
Why the Allies Won World War One
Post-WWI: Filling the Void of Collapsed Empires
Post-WWI Communism vs. Anti-Communism
Post World War I: The Age of Uncertainty
1910s/1920s: Modern Women
The World of 1930
The 1930s World Crisis
1930s: The Decade of Contingency
America's Entry into World War II
WWII: Strategies for Total War
1945: Hour Zero
Post WWII: Imagining New Countries
Conflicts in Postwar Nation Building
The Two Europes That Emerged After WWII
1947 China: Undesirable Communists vs. Flawed Nationalists
Post WWII: The Age of America
Reasons for the Korean War
How WWIII was Avoided in the Korean War
1950-1952: The Cold War Comes to Main Street
1950-1954: The H-Bomb and the Nuclear Revolution
1950s: Loosening Empires and Building Confederations
The Emergence of the Third World
1958-1962: The World at the Brink
Third World Proxy Wars of the 1950s and 1960s
Managerial States and the Transnational Disruption of 1968
1970s Obstacles to Reducing Cold War Tensions
1970s Democratic Socialism Becomes a Non-Choice
1980s Political Polarization
1980s: Global Capitalism Transformed