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The History of the Cold War Podcast

Dec 15, 2017

Join us as we explore the origins of the CIA and its influence on the early Cold War. How was the CIA different from MI6 or the KGB ? Learn how Washington Politics influenced the structure and growth of the CIA. Finally learn about the early clandestine missions of the CIA in the early years of the Cold War.

Dec 1, 2017

In this episode we examine the creation of the IMF and World Bank. Why were these institutions formed ? How did these institutions shape the post Cold War World ? What was the Bretton woods system and how did it effect the world economy in the first half of the Cold War ?

Nov 15, 2017

Join us in for our first interview with Daniele Bolelli host of the History on Fire Podcast. We talk a little about what’s new with the History on Fire and get Daniele’s views on the Cold War. We talk about the ideology of the period. His experience growing up in Italy during the Cold War and his views on some of...

Nov 1, 2017

In this episode we examine the founding of the United Nations and its role in the early Cold War. How did the League of Nations and World War II shape the UN ? Learn how the Soviet Union got three votes in the general assembly whereas other nations were limited to one. Moreover, we examine the thoughts behind why the UN...

Oct 15, 2017

In this episode we examine the First Arab-Israeli war in the context of the Cold War. How did an Israel so outnumbered achieve victory? What was the Soviet Union's role in the war? How did the war effect the Cold War?