How Revolution Shaped the Cold War World

Revolution was an important theme throughout the Cold War. Revolutions begat, molded and then finally brought an end to the Cold War. In 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution forced Vladimir Lenin, the new communist leader, to withdraw from the World War I on the side of the Western Allies and to sign a separate peace agreement with Germany. The suspicions that this aroused among the Allies were the seeds of the Cold War. In 1949, the New Democratic Revolution of China ended the Kuomintang (KMT) rule and established a communist government, thus guaranteeing the existence of the Cold War. Throughout its existence, the Cold War appeared to be something that was constantly present and unchanging. However, revolutions in Europe and Asia after 1953 continued to shape the Cold War until revolution inevitably destroyed in 1989. […]


After 1960, there was a new wave of American immigration from Asian countries. Prior to this, immigration came primarily from Europe and the western hemisphere. This change in immigration patterns was in part due to the Immigration Act of 1965, which was passed by President Johnson. This changed the system that favored European immigrants to one that allowed for substantial immigration from Third World countries. My genealogy will demonstrate this trend as it applies to immigration from the Philippines. […]

Cracks Behind the Lines

During the 1960’s, the way in which the United States was waging war in Vietnam caused some Americans to question America’s role in the Cold War.� As a result of this, several groups of Americans challenged the American government by bringing into question the morality of the Vietnam Conflict as well as the Cold War in general.� These groups articulated their beliefs in The Port Huron Statement (1962) by the Students for a Democratic Society, The May Second Movement (1966) by the Progressive Labor Party and the Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam (1967) by Martin Luther King Jr. […]