2B.Mellinger Cold War

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    Nuclear Arms Race

    By the end of World War II the United States was the only nuclear power. By 1949 the Soviet Union entered the nuclear arms race. Bt 1952 both of them have developed the hydrogen bomb.
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    Chinese Cival War

    The Chinese is divided into communism and nationalism sections. The communists weere leaded by Mao Zedong. The n ationalists were leaded by jiang Jieshi. Communinists wanted reform from the corupt nationalist.
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    Korean War

    In 1950 the North Korean government wanted to unite the whole country together and be a communist country, The south was in for it except to become communists.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    In 1961 communist West Berliners fled West Berlin into East Berlin to seek a better life. But this upset West Berlin. So East berlin put up a huge concrete wall to keep East berliners out. The wall is patrolled by armed guards.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The Soviet Union was sending the parts to make missles to Cuba. But they did not send the explosive war head. America was afraid that if Cuba wanted to they could blow up the U.S.
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    Vietnam War

    The North Vietnamese government wanted to unite the country to be communist country. The south didnt like this. So the north sent troops and eventually went to war.At first America only sent over supplies. then it sent thousands of trrops to help south vietnam. This is a turning point in a major Cold War conflict.
  • Soviets in Afganistan

    In 1979 the Soviets invaded Afganistan. Afghan landlords commanded armed men as warlords to preserve the islamic traditions and the uslim cilture. Afghanistan proved to be a crisis to the Soviets.
  • Soviet Union Declined

    Soviet Union Declined
    The Soviet Union officially fell in 1991. After it fel there came 12 independednt nations. Russia got the largest amount of land.The Soviet Union lasted 69 years before it fell. Maps of Europe and Asia had to be redrawn to accomidate the new nations.