Truman Doctrine*Pronouncement by Harry S. Truman.
*Declared immediate economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey.
*Took over since Brittian could no longer aid other countries.
Chinese Revolution*Final stage of military conflict (1946-1950) , in the Chinese Civil War.
*To communists, known as War of Liberation.
*When Mao Zedong declares the People's Republic of China.
NATO*Counter weight Soviet armies after WWII.
*Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, U.K., U.S. were in it at the beginning.
*After these following countries joined: Greece and Turkey (1952), West Germany (1955, 1990 as Germany), Spain (1982), Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, ad Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009).
Joseph McCarthy censure- Red Scare/ McCarthyism*Widespread accusations and investigations of suspected Communist activites in the U.S.
*Named after Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican.
*Made numerous charges with little evidence that certain public figures, officials, or other individuals were communists or cooperated with communists.
Warsaw Pact*Held most of Eastern European nations in a military command under tight soviet control.
*Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovaki, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union signed the treaty.
*Claimed it was in response of NATO.
Eisenhower Doctrine*Promised military or economic aid to any MIddle East country needing help in resisting communist aggression.
*Check increased Soviet influence in the Middle East.
*Resulted from supply of arms to Egypt by communist countries.
SputnikLaunched by former Soviet Union.
*Included present day Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and several other.
*First artificial satellite.
*24in across, 184lb
*Showed off their technology to the world.
The Berlin Wall*1961, 1000 plus East Germans fled to West Berlin.
*Police built wall of concrete and barbed wire to seperate East and West Berlin.
*170 plus people died trying to escape.
*East Germany-Communists, West Berlin-Democracy.
Cuban Missile Crisis*Major confrontation that brought the U.S. and Soviet Union close to war over presense of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.
*SU agreed to U.S. demands to removemissiles from Cuba at Bay of Pigs.
*Afraid of U.S. invasion.
*World stood on brink of nuclear war.
1st man on the moon/ NASA*Neil Armstrong was the first man.
*Famous line, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.", was worded incorectly. He was supposed to say "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." The excitment of the moon has its affects.
*July 24, 1969 splashed into the ocean.
*Could have been left on the moon.