Cold War Blake Bauder

  • NATO

    The United States, Canada, and ten other countries formed a new military alliance. NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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    Nuclear Arms Race and Detente

    At first The United States was the only nuclear power. But the Soviet Union also had nuclear power a few years later. Each side wanted to be better than the other and this was called a "ballance of terror".
  • Communist Cuba and Missile Crisis

    Communist Cuba and Missile Crisis
    John F. Kennedy tried to send in U.S. trained Cuban exiles but they got captured. Fidel Castro organized an armed rebelllion against the corrupt dictator who then ruled Cuba.
  • Chinese Cival War

    By the end of WWII, the Chinese Communists had gained control of much of northern China. Then China slowly recovered fron The Great Leap Forward. It was a very bad time.
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    Korean Conflict

    Soviet and Americxan forces divided korea along the 38th parallel of lattitude in 1950. Then in 1953 both sides (North Korea, South Korea) signed an armistice.
  • Warasaw Pact

    Warasaw Pact
    In 1955, the Soviet Union responded by forming its own military alliance, the Warsaw Pact. The warsaw pact cemented the division of Europe into "eastern" and "western" blocs.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A massive exodus of low paid East Germans fled into West Berlin. To stop the flight East Germany built a wall that sealed off West Berlin.
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    Vietnam Conflict

    Vietnam war starts and thats when america gets involved and goes to war with Vietnam. The war ends in 1973
  • Soviets in Afghanistan

    Soviets in Afghanistan
    The soviet Union became involved in a long war with afghanistan.
  • Eastern European Independence

    Eastern European Independence
    Demands for change mounted ince again. Economic hardships ignited strikes by shipyard workers. Eastern Germans Demand for change.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Western fears of growing Soviet power did not come true. Then Then when the U.S. sent another round of missles the soviets noticed that they could not afford to match it.