Instructions for this 'mini-unit': Using the resources under each heading, as well as your course notes and texts, take a good look at each of the following events and rank them in order of their relationship to the Cold War. Be sure to provide specific evidence/reasoning for your choices (evidence that links the event to the Cold War, and evidence that proves it is an isolated or regionally internal event).
BONUS: As an added outcome, determine UN's role in each of the events and examine their successes and failures. Be able to compare/contrast this to the Leagu of Nations' ability to solve border disputes in the 1920ss and 1930s.

1) Northern Ireland:
The Day "the Troubles" began (part 1 of 6)




This is a video clip from various places of Belfast in September 1969 at the dawn of the troubles after a night of heavy riots, the first of its kind in Belfast; Millfield Divis Street.





2) The Falklands/Malvinas War:
Video: Falkland Islands, "The Untold Story."


A BBC Documentary/perspective from the era:


This brief background description of the causes should guide you to deepen your search into Cold war and non-Cold War relevant aspects.

An excellent link to a compilation of sources are at this website. If you scroll down, there is a timeline of the history and development of the issues.

Link to a video series that argues the connection between the Falklands and Taiwanese wars (i.e. it partly connects the issue to the Cold War.

Link to the Falklands page within an overall timeline of the Thatcher Era and the "Special Relationship" between the UK and the USA.

GlobalSecurity.org's discussion of the event is here (analysis of the military happenings of the event).

New York Times article on the day of the outbreak of issues is linked here.





3) The U.S. Invasion of Grenada:




4) The Ogaden War:

Again, GlobalSecurity.org's analysis of the event is linked here.


5) The "Cyprus Conspiracy":

GlobalSecurity.org separates the phases of this event into the 1960's and 1970's. Both are necessary to get a full understanding of the events issues internally and externally. Use both to examine how it is linked to the Cold War and in what way(s) the problems existed and developed internally.



6) The Sino Indian War over present day Tibet: