Cold War World History

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  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill delivers the speech in the united states. He is concerned about the soviet aggression in eastern Europe. The iron curtain in the division between capitalist western Europe and communist eastern Europe. He wanted America to take a bigger role in soviet aggression.
  • NATO

    The NATO was international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe. It means of an integrated military structure.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman Doctrine was the office of historian. Truman Doctrine was an Soviet foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter American geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. He pledged to contain threats in Greece and Turkey. Truman Doctrine was for American support for other nations who was threatened by Soviet communism. The Truman Doctrine was extended to become the basis of American Cold War policy throughout Europe and around the world.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    The Marshall plan was a U.S program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. It was a four-year plan to reconstruct cities, industries and infrastructure heavily damaged during the war and to remove trade barriers between European neighbors. The Marshall Plan has been cited as the beginning of the Cold War between the United States and its European allies and the Soviet Union. It started April 3, 1948.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was a international crisis. The Western Allies setup the Berlin airlift to carry supplies to the people in West Berlin. They flew over 200,000 sorties in one year. They bring stuff like fuel and food, and lift 3,475 tons of supplies. In 1949 the airlift was succeeding and by April it was delivering more cargo than had previously been transported into the city by rail.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The U.S starts the Berlin Airlift. It was the fist battle of the cold war. June 26, 1948. It was when western countries delivered much needed food and supplies to the city of Berlin through the air because all other routes were blocked by the Soviet Union. There were over two million people living in the city at the time. The army said that it would take over 1500 tons of food each day to keep them alive.
  • Communists take over China

    Communists take over China
    The communists taking over china was a Chinese revolution that was led by the Communist Party of China and Mao Zedong. Decades after Mao Zedong and communist took over, the country was not doing great. and factories where in a shocking state of disrepair and treasury was bankrupt after its entire gold reserves were taken away to Taiwan by the Nationalists.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The united nations played role in the Korean war. There was a lot of states and countries involved in this war. It all began when the North Korean Communist army crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded non-Communist South Korea. This all happened June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The war was for the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and the United states. It was because of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. 3 million people including over 58,000 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam war last 20 years. November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975. In April 1975 Saigon fell to the communists and ended the war.
  • Revolt in Hungary

    Revolt in Hungary
    The Hungary revolt started by the Hungarian people against the ruling Communist Party of the time and the Soviet policies which were crippling post-war Hungary. The soviets put a end to the revolt. Nikita Khrushchev started it so he attacked the period of Joseph Stalin's rule. It started and ended in Oct 23, 1956 – Nov 10, 1956.
  • Sputnik

    The Sputnik was a satellite the Soviet Union launched. It was earths first artificial satellite. It was a successful launch and it came a shock to people. The launch of Sputnik served to intensify the arms race and raise Cold War tensions. The success of Sputnik had a major impact on the Cold War and the United States.
  • The great Leap Forward

    The great Leap Forward
    The great leap forward was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China. It was a successful economic reconstruction that had taken place in the early 1950s under the First Five Year Plan, the Party leadership headed by Mao Zedong considered the conditions ripe for a Great Leap Forward in early 1958.
  • Apollo program

    Apollo program
    The Apollo program was a NASA program that sent people to the moon. NASA built the Apollo Command Module for this program and it had room for three astronauts. Apollo 8 was the first mission to go to the moon but this mission did not land on the moon. The 11 Apollo has was the successful moon landing. The is important because President John F. Kennedy said he wanted America to land astronauts on the moon. He wanted it to happen during the 1960s.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This happened in October 16, 1962 – October 28, 1962. It came to an end when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from Cuba.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Cultural Revolution
    Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution. Then the Communist Party of China started to get involved. It was sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 to 1976. They wanted to restore capitalism. It was officially launched in May 1966.
  • Revolt in Czechoslovakia

    Revolt in Czechoslovakia
    The Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to suppress the reforms.The Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia to crack down on reformist trends in Prague.