Fear and Loathing in 1947

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Jun 12 2006 12 mins   2
1947 was a year filled with escalating tensions in the Cold War. This resulted in:
  • Great Speeches: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Zhdanov's Two Camps
  • Great Inventions: Presidential Succession Act, National Security Act (which created the CIA, DoD, Joint Chiefs, National Security Council), AK-47
  • Great Beginnings: Indo-Pakistani War
It is also my dad's year of birth.

For more information, read:
The Cold War by Mike Sewell
The Timetables of History
Armchair General (May 2006): AK-47

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