• Chinese Civil War-

    Chinese Civil War-
    In 1940 communism spreads in East Asia. Chinese Communist won support of the Chinese pheasants, witch is majoirty of the population. Communist conqued Tibet in 1959. Starting in 1058 Mao led a program called "Great Leap Forward". He urged people to increase farm and industrail output. This program created communs witch is a large area were people tried creating materials such as steel. This then failed. From the years 1959-1961 55 million Chinese starved to death.
  • NATO and Warsaw Pact

    NATO and Warsaw Pact
    After the War the Allies set up councils made up of foreign ministers from China,United States, France,Britain and the Soviet Union. Soon people begain to lose trust in one another. This lead to the Cold War. This was nations aligned with the United States on one side and the Soviet Union on the other side. Stalin wanted to spread communism in the area. Truman formed a new policy called the Truman Doctrine. Basicly saying that the U.S will not allow The USSR to expand communism.
  • NATO and Warsaw Pact. Pt:2

    NATO and Warsaw Pact. Pt:2
    It also would send Military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey so that they could withstand the communist threat. The United States offered a package called the Marshall Plan. This would send food and economic assistance to Europe to help countries rebuild and strengthen democratic governments. In 1949 the United States, Canada and ten other countries formed a new military alliance called the NATO. In 1955 the Soviet Union formed an alliance called the Warsaw Pact.
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    Nuclear Arms Race Detente

    In 1949 the Soviet Union devoleped it's first nuclear weapons. The United States had already devolped there nuclear weapons prior to this. By 1953 both the Soviet Union and the United Sates developed the Hydrogen Bomb. The Hydrogen Bomb is even more destructive than the Atomic Bomb. Both sides tried to match each other. In 1969 USA and the USSR limited the number of nuclear weapons held by each side. Fianlly in 1991 the last treaty was signed called the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
  • Korean Conflict

    Korean Conflict
    After the second World War Korea was divided into two parts, North Korea and South Korea. Korea was first conqued by Japan. After the United States defeated Japan the United States And Soviet Union divided Korea in two. North and South Korea fought because both leaders wanted to rule the whole Korea. North Korea attacked South Korea and caused France to enter on the Souths side. The United Nations held North Korea off.
  • Korean Conflict Pt:2

    Korean Conflict Pt:2
    In 1950 the U.N landed behind enemy lines and cut off their supplys and Ammunition. China sent troops to help North Korea and pushed the U.N back to the South. In 1953 both sides ended the War.
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    Communist Cuba and Missle Crisis

    1950 threw 1959 Fidel Castro organized an armed rebellion aganist the corrupt dictatorship. In 1961 JFK supposted an invasion attempt by the U.S. He sent trained cuban exiles that were aganist communsiom. The Soviet Union then sent Nuclear Missiles to Cuba to protect them from the United States. Cuba wanted to use this as leverage aganist the U.S. America then made a naval blockaid so they could not receive more missles or the last part of the missle.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Berlin was a huge focus in the Cold War. The city was split into democratic West Berlin and communist East Berlin. In the 1950s low-paid East Germans fled to West Berlin becuase they were unhappy with communism. To stop this, East Germany built a wall that sealed off West Berlin. The Berlin wall was a massive concrete barrier. It was topped with barbed wire and was constintly patrolled by guards.
  • Vietnam. Pt:2

    Vietnam. Pt:2
    Americans faced a guerrilla war. The rebels knew the countryside far better than the Americans did. Supplys for the Guerrillas came from the north, following trails that led threw the jungles of Cambodia and Laos. Americans then drawed these nations into war. American withdrawed from the war. 2 years later North Vietnamese conquered South Vietnam.
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    Vietnam Conflict

    On August 1st South Vietnamese commandos raided North Vietnamese islands in the Gulf of Tonkin. The next day North Vietnamese attacked a U.S Navy ship. They thought this ship had assisted the Sotuh Vietnamese raids. Days later the crew members thought they were attacked again. This report was a mistake. The president reported the attacks without giving any details. The President was then authorized to prevent futher aggression in Southeast Asia. More than 500,000 American troops were sent to war
  • Soviets in Afghanistan

    Soviets in Afghanistan
    A soviet-supported Afghan government had tried to modernie the nation. It included social reforms and land redistribution. This would lessen the power of regional landlords. The Muslims said that both polices threatended their Islamic tradition. When the warlords went against the government, the Soviet troops moved in. Soviets battled these mujahedin in Afghanistan mountains. Americans then begain to smuggle modern weapons to the mujahedin. The soviets withdrawed due to high costs and few succes
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    Eastern European Independence

    East Germany saw how much more prosperity and political freedom there was in West Germany. When Hungary opended its boarder with Austria thousands of East Germans went through Hungary to West Germany. Many more stayed to demand change. Reform movements spread. By 1989 a powerful democracy movement was sweeping throughout the region. One by one communist governments fell. In East Germany the Berlin Gates were opened and the two started to reunite. Most of the changes came peacefully.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    The government knew very little about local needs, and produced many unneeded goods. Workers were paid low wages, lifetime job security gave them little motivation to produce better quality goods. Factories that could not survive without government help closed. This lead to high unemployment. Countries from Poland to bulgaria broke out of Soviet controll. Gorbachev regigned as president after trying to be overthrown. In 1991 the remaining Soviet republics separated to make 12 independent nations