Cold War......Brrrrrr

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    Civil War in Nicaragua

    This was caused by people that were unhappy with America interferring in their affairs. Angry guerillas attacked supporters and civil war soon followed.
  • Mao Zedong takes control of China

    Mao took control of the communist goverment. He is thought of as the person that laid the foundation for modern China in economics and politics.
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    Korean War

    The communist notrth korreans wanted all of korea to be communist. With support from the U.S., south Korea was able to defeat the communist
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    Vietnam War

    This war was between north and south Vietnam. The north communist fought the south and america for control of the whole country.
  • Soviet Invasion of Hungary

    This was because many people did not like the soviet form of government so they did rallys to show their hate.
  • Fidel Castro Takes Over Cuba

    Castro came to power because of the overthrow of U.S government in Cuba. He agreed with the USSR and they backed his decisions that were agaisnt the U.S.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    THis was an unsuccesful attempt to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro. They failed and were defeated in 3 days.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The soviets gave many ballistic missiles to fire at the U.S. The stand off was ended by an agreement between the american government and the soviets.
  • • Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    the soviets invade Czechoslovakia because they refused to go under the communist way of government
  • Nixon Visits China

    Nixon traveled to china to establish forgien relations with the chinese.
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    SALT Treaty

    This was a limitation of arms between America and the Soviets. 7 years later a peace treaty followed.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev takes control of USSR

    Mikhail was focused on improving forgien policy. He did this by siging the Intermediate Nuclear Forces arms limitation treaty or IFN and constantly meeting with Ronald Reagen.
  • Revolution in Iran

    This was a large dispute over governmental leaders, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. This revolution brought Ayatollah to power and exiled Shah.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    The soviets invaded after the people refused the communist government. The soviets occupied the territory until May 15, 1988.
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    Iran/Iraq War

    This was a holy war and other reasons like border disputes led to a costly war in both the econmomy and in lives.
  • • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    After WWII the soviet union built a wall to seperate east and west Germany, The soviets then enforced harsh laws against the Germans and the wall kept them from getting to the other side. The destruction of the wall led to a united Germany.
  • Soviet Union Falls Apart

    After Mikhail took control he made many changes. These angered the communist party and caused them to fight back.