The Cold War Interviews
This assignment has asked for three people to describe “The Cold War” and give their perception of it. Many people do remember and understand the basic issues of how and why this war began. My overview of “The Cold War” began after World War II due to tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. This war lasted for almost the whole second half of the 20th century. According to our text, “America’s allies and her enemies had heard Kennedy’s warning: if offensive ground-to-ground missiles or an offensive military base of significant capacity were placed in Cuba by the Soviets, the President of the United States would be compelled to do whatever must be done to protect his country’s national security. Tragically, Khrushchev had already begun just such operations.”
My first interview was with my supervisor. She described the war as a clash of different belief systems which led to a horrible long lasting war. Many lives perished which made this a terribly sad war.
My second interview was with my son. He explained the war as a Cuban missile crisis which almost led to World War III. President John F Kennedy placed an embargo on Cuba which is still in effect today. He said that there was also a part of communism. He said he always found it interesting how people can say that the Cold War never had any shots fired between Cuba and Russia but plenty of shots were fired on different sides. Next there was the “Bay of Pigs” which the CIA planned the invasion of the beaches of Cuba and around 1200 were captured and 200 died. He said that his favorite part was the CIA planning the invasion and calling it “Operation ORTSAC” which is Castro backwards and it took America 1 day to figure that out. My son stated “I like history which is why I know so much about the Cold WAR”.
My Third interview was with my mother. She explained the Cold War as a struggle of power and different beliefs which caused a lot of friction between...