Cold War

Cold War

1998 - 1999, History, Other
Personal experiences of those affected by political and social tensions after World War II.
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Episode Guide

  • Cold War - Conclusions 1989-1991 (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Conclusions 1989-1991

    The Soviet Union disintegrates; the balance of power collapses; Germany reunifies; Russia's economy decays.

  • Cold War - The Wall Comes Down 1989 (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Wall Comes Down 1989

    The Soviets lose Eastern Europe; the Berlin Wall falls.

  • Cold War - Star Wars 1980-1988 (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Star Wars 1980-1988

    President Reagan vows to vanquish the "evil empire," laying plans for the Star Wars anti-missile system in outer space.

  • Cold War - Spies 1945-1990 (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Spies 1945-1990

    Soviet infiltration; the Profumo scandal; the U-2; Aldrich Ames.

  • Cold War - Soldiers of God 1975-1988 (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Soldiers of God 1975-1988

    The Soviets in Afghanistan.

  • Cold War - Freeze 1977-1981 (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Freeze 1977-1981

    The nuclear freeze movement; Solidarity rises in Poland; Reagan is elected president.

  • Cold War - Backyard 1954-1990 (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Backyard 1954-1990

    The United States has a history of treating Latin America as its own backyard, using the CIA or sending in the Marines to depose governments.

  • Cold War - Good Guys, Bad Guys 1967-1978 (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Good Guys, Bad Guys 1967-1978

    Middle East conflicts; nationalist struggles in Africa.

  • Cold War - Detente 1969-1975 (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Detente 1969-1975

    Vietnam War; SALT treaty; Helsinki Accords.

  • Cold War - China 1949-1972 (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    China 1949-1972

    China under Mao; the Sino-Soviet split; the Cultural Revolution; Nixon visits China in 1972.

  • Cold War - Red Spring: The Sixties (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Red Spring: The Sixties

    Eastern Europe attempts reform; Soviet tanks move into Czechoslovakia in 1968.

  • Cold War - Make Love, Not War: The Sixties (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Make Love, Not War: The Sixties

    Youth rebellion in America; communist influence peaks in the West; racial violence; rock music.

  • Cold War - MAD 1960-1972 (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    MAD 1960-1972

    The United States and Soviet Union, each armed with nuclear weapons, confront each other; nuclear strategy evolves into Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD).

  • Cold War - Vietnam 1954-1968 (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Vietnam 1954-1968

    United States forces enter Vietnam; war protests in America; the Tet offensive.

  • Cold War - Cuba 1958-1962 (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Cuba 1958-1962

    The Cuban revolution; Soviet missiles in Cuba; the missile crisis.

  • Cold War - The Wall 1958-1963 (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Wall 1958-1963

    Divided Germany; the 1961 Vienna summit; building the Berlin Wall.

  • Cold War - Sputnik 1949-1961 (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Sputnik 1949-1961

    Soviet space program; space race; the election of Kennedy.

  • Cold War - After Stalin 1953-1956 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    After Stalin 1953-1956

    Khrushchev seizes power, Hungarian rebellion, "the thaw."

  • Cold War - Reds 1947-1953 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Reds 1947-1953

    HUAC and the McCarthy years; Eisenhower is elected president; Stalin dies.

  • Cold War - Korea 1949-1953 (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Korea 1949-1953

    The People's Republic of China; Korean War.

  • Cold War - Berlin 1948-1949 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Berlin 1948-1949

    The Berlin airlift; NATO treaty; Soviets explode nuclear bomb.

  • Cold War - Marshall Plan 1947-1952 (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Marshall Plan 1947-1952

    Truman Doctrine; Marshall Plan boosts European recovery.

  • Cold War - Iron Curtain 1945-1947 (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Iron Curtain 1945-1947

    Soviet domination of Eastern Europe; collapse of Britain; Churchill's "iron curtain" speech.

  • Cold War - Comrades 1917-1945 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Comrades 1917-1945

    Wartime alliance; the division of Europe; origins of the arms race.

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