This is an 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Cold War Era – NATO & The Warsaw Pact. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
In 1949, the prospect of further Communist expansion prompted the United States and 11 other Western nations to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Soviet Union and its affiliated Communist nations in Eastern Europe founded a rival alliance, the Warsaw Pact, in 1955.
Conflict between the Western nations (including the United States, Great Britain, France and other countries) and the Communist Eastern bloc (led by the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics or USSR) began almost as soon as the guns fell silent at the end of World War II. The USSR oversaw the installation of pro-Soviet governments in many of the areas it had taken from the Nazis during the war. In response, the U.S. and its Western allies sought ways to prevent further expansion of Communist influence on the European continent.
The alignment of nearly every European nation into one of the two opposing camps formalized the political division of the European continent that had taken place since World War II (1939-45). This alignment provided the framework for the military standoff that continued throughout the Cold War (1945-91) but today, its relevance is being questioned.
The presentation covers the following:
A Divided Europe
Impact on U. S. Foreign Policy
Warsaw Pact Created
The West Germany Question
Warsaw Pact Members
End of the Warsaw Pact
End of NATO?
Is NATO Still Relevant? (Y)
Is NATO Still Relevant? (N)
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Cold War.