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Cold War


Cold War<BR>(1947-1991)
Cold War

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.76

     challenging words:    holocaust, communism, containment, nuclear, versus, launched, military, agreement, spacecraft, costly, saying, spaceship, policy, power, view, trade
     content words:    Cold War, United States, Soviet Union, President Nixon, Zhou Enlai, Leonid Brezhnev, Communist Party, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Atlantic Ocean, On TV

By Sharon Fabian

1     The Cold War had been going on for twenty years. We had fought the communists in Korea. We had fought the communists in Vietnam. Too many American soldiers had died.
2     Many Americans at home protested against war.
3     Americans were tired of living under the threat of a nuclear holocaust.
4     The Cold War was also expensive. Tax dollars had bought bigger and bigger nuclear weapons. Tax dollars had financed the wars. Citizens were tired of spending their money to fight the Russians.
5     The people of the United States had had enough! The leaders heard what they were saying and decided to make changes.

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