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Bernard Baruch

(1870—1965)

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Cold War

Overview page. Subjects: History — Social Sciences.

The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain was...

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Nuclear Arms Control Treaties.

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Efforts to control nuclear weapons began in the first session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, when U.S. delegate Bernard Baruch and Soviet delegate Andrei Gromyko put...

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War Industries Board

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A committee created before World War I whose task was to help mobilize the American economy for possible war. It began in 1916 as the Council on National Defense, a ...

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Woodrow Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

(1856–1924)

US Democratic statesman, 28th President of the USA (1913–21). He was a prominent academic in the field of law and political economy prior to his election victory. As...

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