Cold War Web Sites


12bet手机版首页 This CNN Perspectives series explores the Cold War experience. Included are interactive maps, rare video footage, declassified documents, biographies, picture galleries, timelines, interactive activities, a search function, book excerpts, an educator’s guide and more. (Demands a 4.0 browser or higher) ***This site is no longer active and has been archived


  • This presentation displays the U.S and Russia as allies through video interview with George Kennan, a tour of a Cold War prison, historical documents, and more.

  • This presentation provides an overview of the Iron Curtain through a Cold War military museum, a Brinkmanship interactive game, a video interview with George Kennan, a spotlight on the Oder-Niesse Line, a look at post Cold War US-Russian relations, and more.

  • Presents a brinkmanship simulation, a feature on the birth of the CIA, an analysis of the IMF, discussion of the Czech coup in 1948, and more.

  • Features a West German radio report, reflections of a Berlin mayor, a look at propaganda, a brinkmanship simulation, and more

  • The special features of this program include spotlights on the Russian connection, the continuing divide between North and South Korea, a look at America’s Korean War memorial, a brinkmanship game, interviews, and more

  • Based on the Intensification of the Cold War, this presentation features a look at the Red Scare then and now, the United States Communist Party, and totalitarianism, and it has an excerpt from Daniel Moynihan’s “Secrecy”.

  • This presentation features reflections by Krushchev’s son and sections on Kremlin power struggles, NATO’s importance, and a German radio report.

  • Explores the new arms race launched by the Soviet atomic bomb. There are features on espionage, Russia’s space exploits, and an interactive timeline.

  • Explores shootings at the Wall, U.S. unpreparedness, and offers some reflections on the wall.

  • Features the ExComm files, the hot line between Kennedy and Khrushchev, contemporary Cuba and an interview with Fidel Castro

  • Includes a Spotlight on Dien Bien Phu and sections on changing media-military rules and the “living room” war.

  • Examines “mutual world destruction” and the escalating arms race.

  • Spotlights the draft, music, the “silent majority” and protests.

  • Features the sexual revolution, the rehabilitation of communism, and a look at an ex-patriot Soviet artist.

  • Spotlights Kissinger’s secret talks with Mao, the conflict between Beijing and Moscow, as well as “ping pong” diplomacy and US-China rapprochement.

  • Features a Brezhnev confidant, critiques of detente, and space cooperation.

  • Examines the African Renaissance, mercenaries for hire, and the Arab-Israeli peace process.

  • This presentation talks about Central America, the Caribbean, and South America as battleground, examining the School of Americas, the plan to fund the Contras in Nicaragua, and conflicts in Mexico.

  • Features sections on the Carter-Brezhnev years, John Paul II toppling the communist domino, politics of European security, and missile diplomacy.

  • This presentation talks about the Afghan Civil War and the crumbling detente with sections on the Olympic games, Afghan legacy, and Russian pain.

  • Stories of dead spies, finding good spies, counterintelligence, and continuing espionage.

  • Includes excerpts of interviews, a transcript of Reagan’s “Star Wars” Speech, and a section on “War Games”.

  • Features a slide show of lifting the Iron Curtain in 1989 and sections on reformers in Hungary, the surprise of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the chaos in Russia during the last years of the Cold War.

  • Features a section on what the war cost, memories from the Cold War, and an excerpt from the book After The Cold War.


The site is based on a 26-episode television series and features a teacher’s guide, a timeline, a thematic overview, and RealAudio excerpts. Selected programs:


  • Focus is on youth movement in America in 1960s

  • Site probes the changing world order after WWII and emergence of Cold War

  • Covers the overthrow of colonial rule in Asia and Africa

  • Probes the challenge to racial oppression in the United States and South Africa

  • Examines the atomic age in the Cold War era

  • Probes how television transformed society, culture, and politics

  • Focus is on Chairman Mao and the communist takeover in China

  • Discusses guerrilla war movements in Vietnam, Afghanistan and elsewhere

  • Examines religious fundamentalism in the East and West

  • Examines the fall of Communist rule in the Soviet Union

  • Probes the impact of communications technology and business globalization on the traditional world order


12bet手机版首页 Site contains declassified Soviet documents from 1917 to 1991


Written by a professor at the University of San Diego, this is part of a larger site from the History Department. The major topics are Negotiation, Demonstration, Containment, Coercion, Detent, Confrontation, Glasnost, and Revolution. While basically a time-line of policies and events, included are primary sources, detailed maps, and links to other sites, such as Reagan and Gorbachev’s pages.


12bet手机版首页 An oral history project that features recollections of a group of Rhode Islanders regarding pivotal events and issues in 1968.


This site was produced by students out of Vassar college and provides an overview of the Vietnam war, primary documents and photos, and links to other related sites.


Another well done PBS site; it contains background information on the Vietnam War, first-hand stories of veterans, an index, and a search function.


This site relates personal stories from the Cambodian genocide of the Khmer Rouge years. There are photographs and suggested resources.


Part of PBS’s American Experience series, this informational site includes video clips of the war, background information, and much more.


This informative PBS site attempts to answer the question: Who are the Russian People? There is a timeline, glossary, bibliography, media index, links, lesson plans, and a chat forum.


12bet手机版首页 Inspired by National Geographic’s Widowmaker film, this online feature delves into the history of K-19, and the Cold War politics and mechanical malfunctions that led to a Russian nuclear submarine disaster in the summer of 1961. This interactive site offers a director’s commentary, K-19’s schematic, movie stills, selected profiles of U.S. and Russian subs, a sunken submarine map, an exploration of the evolution of submarine technology and much more.

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities and more


High School level quiz on Cold War America from Prentice Hall.


This Prentice Hall DBQ is designed to test your ability to work with historical documents and is based on the accompanying documents (1-6).


In this lesson, students will research the motives, actions, and results of U.S. intervention in foreign affairs between the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and the 2003 invasion of Iraq; they then present their research to class for comparative analysis.(April 7, 2003)

For more resources to use in the classroom, go to the Cold War Era section under .