Students will examine the new military alliances, nuclear proliferation, and the rise of the military-industrial complex.
- 1914–Present: Crisis and Achievement in the 20th Century
The second half of the 20th century was shaped by the Cold War, a legacy of World War II. The United States and the Soviet Union emerged as global superpowers engaged in ideological, political, economic, and military competition.
The Cold War was a period of confrontations and attempts at peaceful coexistence.