Although the major world powers of the Cold War Era did not go to war with each other directly it would be remiss to say that this was an era of peace. During The Cold War NATO and The Soviet Union fought many of what became known as proxy wars. A proxy war is one instigated by a major power that does not itself become involved. In this lesson we will examine the The Korean War, Vietnam, and Soviet-Afghan War.
XP=4 Objectives: 1. Analyze the conflict between The Soviet Union and Afghanistan 2. Examine the consequences of this conflict 3. Evaluate the way in which the war was fought for
Assessment: 1. Did the NATO (US) and The Soviet War go to war with each other during the Cold War? 2. Were Carlie Wilson and the American CIA morally right to supply the Mujahadeen with weapons like GPS enabled Mortars and Stinger Missiles? 3. How did Hollywoods Portrayal of the Soviet-Afghan war both misrepresent and make a metaphorical statement about America's role in the Soviet-Afghan war? 4. Does the United States bare some of the responsibility for the attacks on September 11, 2001, why or why not?