The attached essay was written in the mid-Fifties and briefly summarizes the primary global events spanning the end of World War II through 1955 which set the stage for that period in Twentieth Century history called the Cold War: the global containment of Soviet expansion.
Click here to read about the 1949 creation of N.A.T.O.
Click here to read an article about American public opinion during the early Cold War years
Click here to read about espionage during the Cold War.
Additional magazine and newspaper articles about the Cold War may be read on this page.