History Games and History Simulations

     Our Cold War History page has lots of information including study guides about the major events of the Cold War and links to other information.  Even though the Soviets and Western Allies worked together to defeat the Axis Powers, soon after both sides became very suspicious of each other.  Alliance turned into rivalry as both East and West raced to grab German scientists and the technologies they were working on.

     The name Cold War refers to the icy cold relations between the Soviet Union and The United States.  Soon after the end of World War Two, major alliances developed: NATO, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization for the West and The Warsaw Pact made up of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Block countries. Soon a Nuclear Arms Race would lead the world to the brink of total annihilation on more than one occasion. It would all finally end with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the Early Nineties.

Cold War For Kids Resources

Cold War For Kids

The Cold War Divides The World

Study Guide Presentation

     After World War II, the Superpowers competed for influence in the Third World.

Fighting For The Third World

Confrontation In Latin America

Confrontations In The Middle East

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Cold War: Wars In Korea and Vietnam

Study Guide Presentation

     After World War II, Korea and Vietnam are divided in two and indirect wars between the superpowers began.

War In Korea

War Breaks Out In Vietnam

The United States Gets Involved

Postwar Southeast Asia

The Collapse of The Soviet Union

Study Guide Presentation

    The Soviet Union stagnates and collapses in the late 1980's.

Gorbachev Moves Toward Democracy

Reforming The Economy and Politics

The Soviet Union Faces Turmoil

Russia Under Boris Yeltsin

​Russia Under Valdimir Putin

Cold War: Communists Take Power In China

Study Guide Presentation

     When WWII Ended, the Chinese Civil War Resumed

Communists Vs. Nationalists

The Two Chinas Affect The Cold War

​The Communists Transform China

Cold War For Kids Links

     A. Pinterest

The Cold War
Cold War Hollywood Movies

     B. Other Links

The Harry S. Truman Library
The History The Cold War
Documents Relating To American Foreign Policy: The Cold War
The Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library
The John F Kennedy Presidential Library
The Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library
The Cold War Museum
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
The Gerald Ford Presidential Library
The BBC Cold War Page
Digital Archive of the Cold War at The Wilson Center
Origins of The Cold War: Edsitement
Cold War: A Brief History, Atomic Archive

          17. The Full Length ABC TV Mini Series: The Day After, Nuclear War

          18. ABC's "Viewpoint" Panel discussion on the movie "The Day After"


                The CGA is happy to present a set of resources designed to help educators and students engage in inquiries into the effect of the Cold War on perceptions and representations of the world as well as the use of maps and geographic information as rhetorical weapons in the execution of the Cold War.​
The Cold War Conversation Podcast

                 We’re about recording the personal stories and lesser known aspects of the Cold War.  Our goal is to preserve these stories and encourage people to learn more about this critical period in world history. We are building an oral archive of those who lived through and experienced the Cold War first hand.

Additional Information:
-World History Resources
-Common Core Social Studies
-Why Simulations Work
-21st Century Skills

Cold War: Superpowers Face Off

Study Guide Presentation

     The United States and the Soviet Union worked together to defeat the Nazis, but soon after became very suspicious of the other.

Allies Become Enemies

Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain

United States Tries to Contain Soviets

The Cold War Divides The World

The Cold War Thaws

Study Guide Presentation

    The Soviets force Eastern Block countries to direct their economies to meet the Soviet Unions needs

Soviet Policy In Eastern Europe & China

From Brinksmanship To Detente

​The Collapse of Detente

Resources To Teach Kids About The Cold War

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