Cold War Comic

Cold War Comic

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  • We need to control the spread of capitalism before the Reds create cookie-cutter nations with no social or economic freedoms!
  • Ethel, my dear, we are gaining valuable insight to U.S. strategic secrets. We must report this back to the USSR to advance in the nuclear arm's race!
  • You're a spy! So is he! And him, and her! You're all spies!!
  • McCarthyism?
  • The United States tries to stop the Soviet Union from spreading communism. America believes in capitalistic free-market economy and democratic government, while the USSR believes in totalitarian dictatorship and government-controlled economy.
  • More! More! We must scare off the Soviet Union with massive retaliation!
  • Okay, class. Let's practice our bomb drill positions again!
  • The U.S. and USSR were racing the clock to build more nuclear weapons in preparation for war. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were famous Soviet spies who helped gain crucial insight to U.S. secrets.
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy continuously accused innocent American citizens of being spies. He instilled fear among the public of uncertainty an lack of safety. 
  • President Dwight Eisenhower dictated the creation of more nuclear weaponry. He hoped to scare the Soviet Union with "massive retaliation." The United States must be seen as unafraid of the threat of these massive weapons on potential war. 
  • The Cold War's threat of nuclear attack prompted schools to teach students safe practices for protecting themselves. 
  • The port city shipyard of Newport News, Virginia experienced an economic boom after the funding for Naval nuclear weaponry from the Cold War. This still remains a prominent shipyard in VA today. 
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