Other Leadership Roles in the Cold War
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Wilson Centre Origins of the Cold War Documents
This collection of primary source documents discusses international relations during World War II and the years shortly after.
McCarthyism and the Red Scare - Accessed via History Reference Centre database.
Provides an absorbing overview of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist "witch hunts" of the 1950s. Also explores the ways in which the McCarthy era shaped the trajectory of American politics and culture for decades to come.
George Washington University: Afghanistan - Lessons From the Last War
Note where it says 'Jump to Documents' - this will take you to valuable primary source material.
Afghanistan: Anatomy of a Soviet Failure - Primary source, accessed via JSTOR database.
Google search: Britain - MI5 & MI6 - (M.I.5 handles domestic espionage and M.I.6 handles espionage abroad. Includes Roger Hollis)
Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked - Includes broadcast links
Wilson Center Digital Archive : excellent range of primary documents - use the search box to find your topic
The Avalon Project, Yale Law School : primary documents from the Cold War
CIA : Assessing the Soviet threat
Library of Congress : Revelations from the Russian Archives_Cold War. Documents translated into English and accessed via the Library of Congress
Office of The Historian, United State Government : Cold War years
British National Archives : The Cold War
John F Kennedy Museum : Cold War documents
History.Com - videos of speeches from the Cold War
Museum of Australian Democracy : The Petrov Affair
Korean War : Australian Government
Occupation and the Emergence of Two States (1945-1961) : German History in Documents and Images
CIA intelligence report - documented on 28 Oct 1986 'POLITICS IN THE SOVIET POLITBURO AND THE CZECH CRISIS'
Prague Spring Archive - Texas University
Speech by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev November 1968, as justification to Prague Spring - Fordham University
Note: In 1981, Yale Law reviewed the Brezhnev Doctrine - Law and Use of Force by States
Cold War studies (Transcript of Conversation between Brezhnev and Dubcek, 13 August 1968) - Harvard University
The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia - Michigan University
Crisis in Czechoslovakia - (includes translated documents, images, video & audio) Michigan State University
Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia - Wilson Centre Digital Archive
Czechoslovakia 1968 - includes CIA reports documenting the build-up to and Soviet Invasion
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