COLD WAR

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  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was an inter-country civil war that caused major turnover the Russian government. A faux communistic lifestyle emerged that allowed Joseph Stalin the current ruler to take control of banks, personal property and unfair and explainable occurrences. This would be the first event causing tension between the U.S. and the Soviets
  • The Potsdam Conference

    The Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam Conference was the conflicting meeting about what was going to be done with postwar Germany. Things like Postwar boundaries, winning the war with Japan, and lasting peace would all be discussed as well
  • The Atomic Bomb

    The Atomic Bomb
    The Atomic Bomb caused a major turning point in the warfare. It Awoke the Soviets to the power America held, that they did not have. This Caused an upset that created thoughts of useless armies
  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was a dramatic turning point in the foreign affairs of the U.S. and laid down groundwork for America to donate aid to non-communist countries. It counter Soviet power and expansion in postwar countries
  • Molotov Plan

    Molotov Plan
    The Molotov plan was a Soviet created organization that would provide aid to countries that were in alliance with them economically, socially, and politically
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a plan of massive economical assistance. Revival of the working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist. It was significant because it was a solution to stopping the spread of communism
  • THe Hollywood 10

    THe Hollywood 10
    The Hollywood 10 were ten faces of fame who were put against the HUAC because they denied participating in interrogation, due to possible communist activity. They were arrested for contempt of Congress, and became blacklisted
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major crisis of the Cold War, Essentially the Soviet Union blocked off all access to Berlin for the Western Allies. This was an attempt to drown Berlin, and cause extinction
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    As witty retaliation to the Blockade, Western Allies sent food, supplies medical assistance, and even candy over the blockade to aid civilians trapped by the blockade. All this was flown in by aircraft
  • Nato

    Nato
    NATO is an acronym for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    They were an alliance created by the allied countries including United States, Canada, and Western Europe because they needed a united defense and security against soviet union
  • Soviet Bomb Testing

    Soviet Bomb Testing
    The Soviet Union had built building, bridges, and other structures to test their nuclear weapons. They tested over 400 nuclear weapons, and eventually had their own ¨atomic bomb¨ as lethal as the U.S.
  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss
    Alger Hiss was a former state department official. He was accused of being a communist spy for the Soviet Union during WW ll. Alger Hiss was put before HUAC and tried to wiggle his way out, but was convicted of perjury shortly after
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was the war between North and South Korea. No negotiation was ever met after North Korea attempted invasion of South Korea across the 38th parallel.
  • Rosenberg Trial

    Rosenberg Trial
    Communist couple, Ethal and Julius Rosenbrg, were accused of selling nuclear war secrets to the Soviets after World War 2. They were both convicted of being spies and sentenced to death
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    The Battle was the first decisive engagement in the first Indochina war. It was a struggle between French and Viet Minh forces, for control of a small mountain outpost on the Vietnamese border. The Viet Minh victory ended the eight year war
  • Army -McCarthy Hearings

    Army -McCarthy Hearings
    Joseph McCarthy was a U.S. senator. He was most known for his numerous communist accusations, one of those accisations was what he claimed was a list of 205 communist within the state department. He placed accusation on the U.S. army for being communist as well, but in retaliation they asked for proof in which McCarthy didn't have.His ¨Claims¨ to fame hit rock bottom
  • Geneva Con.

    Geneva Con.
    The Geneva conference was the conference among several nations that settle in Geneva to discuss issues that were resulted from the Korean war and the Indochina war.It ended with no declarations or proposals being adopted by the koreans.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was a defensive treaty between the soviets and its seven satellites. The treaty essentially declared that all states would come to the defense when another state was being attacked by outside forces. It was a military under the command of Marshal Konev
  • The Hungarian Revolution

    The Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution was a nationwide revolted against the Hungarian Peoples republic and its soviet imposed policies. I was one of the first threats toward soviet control World War ll
  • U2

    U2
    The U2 incident was where the Soviets shot down an American (U2) spy plane,and captured the pilot (Francis Powers). Because of this incident, Eisenhower had to admit to the Soviets that the C.I.A. was flying spy missions over the USSR for a long time
  • Bay of pigs

    Bay of pigs
    The CIA executed an invasion of cuba by 1400 American trained Cubans, who had fled their home, under Castro's rule.Unfortunately the invasion did not go well because Castros troop numbers were higher . After 24 hours, the invaders surrendered
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a divider for east and west Germany, that was made of barbwire and concrete. Its purpose was to keep out fascist from undermining socialist East Germany. It also served in stemming mass defections from east to west
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The U.S. and Soviets participated in a ¨standoff¨ over armed Soviet nuclear missiles on Cub. Kennedy made the decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba, but with the tension came fear of nuclear war
  • Diem Assassination

    Diem Assassination
    Political chaos emerged when President Diem and his brother were captured and killed. The United states in response tried to stabilize Vietnam government, and control communist rebels that may impose threat
  • JFK assasination

    JFK assasination
    President JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while he was riding a motorcycle through a ¨motorcade¨. Kennedy was shot by Lee Oswald an ex marine. There was no further evidence that there was any out-country communist influence, and that Oswald acted alone
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    After an attack on U.S. naval destroyers stationed off the coast of Vietnam were attacked President Johnson authorized that all measures necessary to repel an armed attack against the U.S. should be undertaken.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    OPR was a sustained aerial bombardment campaign against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The goal was to boost the morale of the Saigon regime, and persuade North Vietnam to stop its support for the communist insurgency in South Vietnam, and destroy North Vietnam's transportation system, industrial base, and air defenses.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War by forces of the VietCong against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army and the United States Armed Forces. There were surprise attacks against military command and control centers throughout South Vietnam.
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. It sent shock throughout America, and anger among blacks. He had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, fighting segregation and trying to achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The German occupation of Czechoslovakia began with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions. German leader Adolf Hitler's reason for this action was the alleged privations suffered by the ethnic German population living in those regions.
  • Assassination of RFK

    Assassination of RFK
    Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was a shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. After winning the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, Kennedy was shot while exiting through the hotel kitchen.
  • Riots of Democratic Convention

    Riots of Democratic Convention
    At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters battle police in the streets, while the Democratic Party falls apart over an internal disagreement concerning its stance on Vietnam.
  • Election of Nixon

    Election of Nixon
    The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election. The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election. The election of 1968 was a major realigning election as it permanently disrupted the New Deal Coalition.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The Kent State shootings were the shootings of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard during a mass protest against the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Twenty-nine guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds, killing four students and wounding nine others.
  • Nixon Visits China

    Nixon Visits China
    U.S. President Richard Nixon's was an important strategic and diplomatic overture. The seven-day official visit ended 25 years of no communication, nor diplomatic ties, between the two countries and was the key step in normalizing relations between the U.S. and China.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    The South Vietnamese Army was well equipped with last-minute deliveries of U.S. weapons and continued to receive U.S. aid after the cease-fire. South Vietnamese forces continued to take back villages occupied by communists in the two days before the cease-fire deadline and the communists tried to capture additional territory.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam under the Socialist Republic.
  • Reagan Elected

    Reagan Elected
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader.
  • SDI Announcement

    SDI Announcement
    The Strategic Defense Initiative program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries. With the tension of the Cold War looming overhead, the Strategic Defense Initiative was the United States’ response to possible nuclear attacks from afar.
  • Geneva Conference with Gorbachev

    Geneva Conference with Gorbachev
    The Geneva Conference was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. It was between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The two leaders met for the first time to hold talks on international diplomatic relations and the arms race.
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    This speech by President Ronald Reagan to the people of West Berlin was about the Berlin Wall, which referred to by the President, was built by Communists in August 1961 to keep Germans from escaping Communist-dominated East Berlin into Democratic West Berlin.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    Citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country’s borders. East and West Berliners flocked to the wall, as people used hammers and picks to knock away chunks of the wall, while cranes and bulldozers pulled down section after section. Soon the wall was gone and Berlin was united for the first time since 1945.