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Lecture 9

HIST 1F96 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Marshall Plan, Neocolonialism, Collective Security


Department
History
Course Code
HIST 1F96
Professor
Tami Friedman
Lecture
9

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Cold War: Repression and Revolution in the Americas
March 11th, 2014
Introduction: Rethinking the “Long 1950s”:
-“Long” means there’s a longer period associated with it (late 40s to mid-60s)
-Expansion of nuclear family
-Era we think of as economically prosperous
-Important time in social movements
-In Latin America, this was a volatile period of resistance to governments
-Canada was economically and socially similar to US
-Canada was also in a complicated position between ties with US and national
sovereignty
Understanding the US Cold War:
-Origins: US-Soviet Conflict:
Originated after WWII
Major Allied Powers
oUS
oBritain
oFrance
oSoviet Union
Major Axis Powers
oGermany
oJapan
oItaly
War promoted economic growth and also promoted segregation of
marginalized groups
In European countries, the needed infrastructure rebuilt
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