World History Wk3 Assignment

The early Cold War era marked a very critical time for the Americas. During this time, nations saw a rise in globalization paralleled by an explosion of consumerism. These changes brought about power struggles, which ensued as nations clawed their way to the top and into superpower roles.

With these changes came increased tension between the democratic and communist nations. In the aftermath of World War II, the fear of a new war weighed heavily on the people of the Americas. This weight soon caused political, economic, and social division within these nations.

In this assignment, you will review, reflect upon, and share your thoughts about the changes people experienced and witnessed during the first decades of the Cold War.

To prepare for this assignment:

  • Review the L'Unita Interview with Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende's speech from this week's Learning Resources.
  • Chose two elements from the following:
    • Social
    • Economical
    • Political/governmental
    • Environmental
  • Imagine that you were born near the end of World War II and that you are now a young adult living in a country we read about this past week (so you would be writing in the 1960s), reflecting on the past two decades of the Cold War.
    • Consider what you would have experienced and witnessed during the Cold War.
    • Think about what it was like to live through the effects of the Cold War.
    • Draw from your readings and consider how the events of this era have created changes in the social, political/governmental, religious, and economic arenas of your country and the world.

The assignment:

  • Write a 1-page journal entry for each of the two elements chosen and evaluate the changes you would have experienced and witnessed during this period of the Cold War.

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