The Cold War

  • Korean Conflict

    Korean Conflict
    This event split korea into two parts north and south Korea. It developed separately after the armistic, north Korea as a communist cammand economy and south Korea as a capitalist maket economy.
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    Nuclear Arms Race

    warOne of the most terrifying apects of the Cold War that Began right after World War II. In 1945 The United States was the only nuclear power. By 1949, Soviet Union developed nuclear weapons. In 1953, the Hydrogen bombs were produced. They tried to out beat each other in weapons the "blance of terror so then in 1969, the United States and the Soviet Union began strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) to limit the number of nuclear weapons, They signed it between 1972 and 1979.
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    Nuclear Arms Race 2

    war2They tried to out beat each other in weapons the "blance of terror so then in 1969, the United States and the Soviet Union began strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) to limit the number of nuclear weapons, They signed it between 1972 and 1979.
  • NATO

    NATO stands for Atlanctic Treaty Organization. The United States, Canadna, and ten other countries formed a new military alliance called NATO.
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    Communist Cuba

    flag communist cubaIn the 1950's Fidel castro organized an armed rebellion against the currpt dictator who then ruled Cuba. By 1959, Castro had led his guerrilla army to victory and set about transforming the country. He put restrictions on the people.
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    Communist Cuba 2

    2 In 1961president John F. Kennedy supported an invasion attempt by the U.S. trained Cuban exiles quickly ended in failure when Castro's forces captured the invaders.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The soviet union responded by forming its own military alliance, the Warsaw Pact it included soviet union and seven satellites in eastern Europe
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    Chinese Civil War

    civil war Maozedong leads the revolution. Changes (collectivization) peasents had to work together on farms to make the production of agriculture larger.The great leap forward was an increase of farm work and industrial output.
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    Chinede Civil War 2

    civil 2He believed that the younge generation did not know about the revolution so he showed them what it really is about. He had little red books and everyone had to have one if they did not have it on them they would have to serve the consequences. He also had red gaurds that went after the people they thought were "bourgeois" mostly skilled workers. They were either killed, beaten, or put into labor camps.
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    Vietnam War

    veitThe viet cong used Gurrilla war fair. Americans got a new weapon called the m16. The Americans used heavy material before they went in. Viet cong learned this and stayed in their underground tunnels and came out when the troops arived. Also during this time there were hippies that were against war and wanted peace.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    This was a key focus of the Cold War tensions. The city was split into democractic west Berlin and communist east Berlin. To stop the fight, east Germany built a wall in 1961 that sealed off west Berlin. The wakk when completed was a massive concrete barrier, topped with barbwire and patrolled by gaurds.
  • Missile Crisis

    Missile Crisis
    In 1962, Soviet Union sent nuclear missiles to Cuba. Kennedy responded by imposing a naval blockade that prevented further soviet shipments. Kennedy demanded for them to be removed, few days later Soviet premier Nikita Khrushcher agrees to remove the Soviet missiles, war was averted.
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    dententeWas the relaxation of tensions during the 1970's. When the Soviet Union invaded Afgnanistan thats when it ended in 1979.
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    Soviets in Afghanistan

    soviets 2In 1979, the soviet union became involved in a long war in Afghanistan. Mujahedin, or muslim religious warriors in the mountains of Afghanistan. In the mid 1980's American government smuggled modern weaponary to the mujahedin.
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    Soviets in Afghanistan 2

    sovietsIn 1985 and energetic new leader, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the soviet union. He encouraged glasnost the openness and perestroika the restructuring of the government and economy.
  • Eastern European Independence

    Eastern European Independence
    Soviet union had maintained control over its eastern European satellites by force eastern Europeans began to seek greater freedom in their own countires opposed communist rule. In the later 1980's Gorbahev decleared that he would not interfere whith eastern European reforms
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    The global cold war between two armed camps led by the U.S. and the coviet union laster almost half a century. Around 1990 the struggle finallly ended. The moscow inspired some East Europeans to move toward greater independence. America came into South Korea and helped them win the war.