The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was set up by
Nuclear arms race and Detente
both sides had nukes by now but at 1953 both had hydrogen bombs they are much more powerful than atomic bombs.
Chinese Civil War
September 1950 U.S troops land on Korea. Finally a Cease fire in June 1953 ends the 3 year stalemate
The Warsaw Pact
Soviet Union was leading.
In 1961 Communist East Berlin built a wall between east and west Berlin. concreate, gaurded and barbed wired.
Communist Cuba and Missile Crisis
Cuba was Communist and the Soviets put nuclear missiles on the island to hit America because Cuba is only 100 miles away from America. So the American Navy put a blockade around Cuba and later that year the Russian Premier withdrew the missiles.
"swamp war" use of the draft north Vietnam wins two years after America backs out.
Soviets in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan the Soviets are trying to take the contry but the Mujahedin or "Muslim Holy warriors" are fighting back its like if the soviets are the Americans fighting the rebels in Vietnam. this goes into the mid 80's
Eastern European Independence
Gorbachev declared that he would not interfere with eastern European reforms.