The Cold War
CNN Cold War Video Review for this assignment.
Review of two episodes of CNN’s special on the Cold war that first aired in 1998, it can be found on YouTube.
Specifically,prepare a review of episode 10 about Cuba and episode 11 about Vietnam.
In terms of the content of the review, there are three aspects you are to discuss:
First provide summaries of each episode. What are the topics being covered in each episode? Who were some of the main political and historical personalities being featured? And what role did the United States have in these episodes? Was US involvement due to political, economic, or cultural reasons?
Second, analyze each episode in terms of your perspectives and observations. In other words, what do you think were the most important lessons from these episodes? What were the strengths and weaknesses of each episode? Which episode did you prefer of the two that you watched?
Third, how did these episodes contribute to your understanding of United States foreign policy? How relevant are these episodes in helping you to comprehend the role of the United States today in the world stage? Do you think any of these episodes could provide lessons for you in helping you to understand foreign affairs for the rest of this decade?
You are absolutely welcome to include your own personal experiences, particularly if you are an international student.
You do not need to include a works cited page for this review. Just mention which episodes you discussed in your opening paragraph. Below is a structure that you should follow in the course of your paper. Just be sure to create a clear and coherent series of paragraphs. Do not write any paragraphs that go beyond one page, and make sure each paragraph contains at least five sentences:
Structure of organizing your essay
Paragraph 1: Introduce scope of entire essay, mention both episodes you are discussing and what you hope to achieve in your essay.
Paragraph 2: Summarize the first episode you watched
Paragraph 3: Analyze the first episode you watched
Paragraph 4: Summarize second episode you watched
Paragraph 5: Analyze second episode you watched
Paragraph 6: Discuss how episodes contributed to your understanding of US foreign policy during the 20th century, and what lessons these episodes can provide for the United States today
Paragraph 7: Provide any final thoughts, observations, comments, etc. about this assignment and about US foreign policy.
Please mention in the opening paragraph that I have seen all of the episodes and that I found these two episodes useful for what we are studying in our current chapters.
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