Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, June 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, June 2011


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external image Red_apple.jpgThe Collapse of the Soviet Union is a model lesson plan from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Fall of the Iron Curtain from the Google Cultural Institute

A new era begins in the United States

PBS article that gives a great overview of the Post Cold-War era

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Multimedia.pngThe Council on Foreign Relations' site is a wonderful multimedia resource that has video clips on U.S. foreign policy and philanthropy.

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Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai, February 25, 1972
Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai, February 25, 1972

Richard Nixon and the Opening to China


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See also Nixon's China Game from PBS American Experience.
Abandoned Iraqi Missile, 2005
Abandoned Iraqi Missile, 2005


The Iraq War


See The Costs of War from Brown University for a study of the impact of war on people and nations, including:
  • 190,000 lives lost (mostly Iraqi civilians)
  • 4,488 American servicemen and women and 3,400 American independent contractors killed
  • $2.2 trillion in costs (1/8 of the national debt)

primary_sources.PNG10 Years in Iraq from the Truman Center features first-hand accounts from veterans of the war.

Multimedia.pngClick here to see British novelist John le Carre read excerpts from his 2003 anti-war essay, The United States of America Has Gone Mad.