Culture In The Cold War

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One of the aspects of culture that was influenced by the Cold War is music. The ideals, situations, and figures were described, and criticized in every musical form. This investigation seeks to find the relationship between the creation of the Rock and Roll music genre and the social issues of the Cold War. The main body of evidence will investigate the events that lead up to the desperation of society and why this music genre was born as one of the factors for its creation. Evidence will include both, primary, and secondary sources including investigation about the Cold War, the origins of the musical genre. It will also include examples of songs, which reflect the effects the events had on them and the world around them. An analysis of these examples as well as the summary of evidence will be used to formulate a conclusion stating the impacts of the war on this specific aspect of culture.

PART B: SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE (suggested word limit 500-600)

The Cold War and its main events

After World War II there were tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. According to, this rivalry lasted from 1945 to 1980 and heightened tensions and a series of international incidents that brought the world’s powers to the verge of disaster. This war’s objective was to dominate international affairs and many major crises took place. One of the most worrying issues was the growth in weapons of mass destruction.

The Cold War was a confrontation of capitalism
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