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The Cold War had a tremendous impact on Alaska. Immediately following World War II U.S. military planners were tasked with defending our nation from a potential attack from over the North Pole by the Soviet Union. This resource guide briefly explores that history and suggests resources for teachers and students studying the Cold War in Alaska.
This resource guide updates the original publication produced by the National Park Service, Alaska Support Office in cooperation with History Day in Alaska in 1999. It includes new sources that have become available with the passage of time and removes old ones that no longer exist.