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Cold War

By cwidje
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union until his (natural?) death on 5, March, 1953
    HS: Communist dictator during WWII & the start of the Cold War.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Leader of Communist Vietnam until September 2, 1969.
    HS: Leader of Communist Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    Organization designed to promote world peace & economic/social progress.
    HS: Largest international organization.
  • European League for Economic Cooperation

    European League for Economic Cooperation
    An independant network of European entrepreneurs with the intent of full economic integration in Europe.
    HS: Founding member of the European Movement.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    A term used to describe the idealogical differences between parts of Europe.
    HS: Created two plainly opposite sides.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    A policy that sent $400 thousand to Greece & Turkey to help them avoid Communism.
    HS: Greece & Turkey joined NATO.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    American aid package that gave $44.3 billion to European countries.
    HS: Democratic Europe got back on its feet.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Supplies were flown in to West Berlin.
    HS: USSR lifted the blockade of West Berlin.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    28 countries with a mutual defense pact.
    HS: The democratic major party in the Cold War.
  • People's Republic of China

    People's Republic of China
    Communist government founded my Mao Zedong.
    HS: Created a Wild Card in the Cold War.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    UN "Police Action" over the divsion of Korea. Ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice between NK & SK.
    HS: Gave each side of the Cold War a part of Korea.
  • First H-Bomb Test

    First H-Bomb Test
    US test of Hydrogen Bomb codenamed, "Ivy Mike."
    HS: Sped-up the arms race.
  • KGB (Committee for State Security)

    KGB (Committee for State Security)
    General & specialist security for the USSR until its disolution.
    HS: Kept the USSR's citizens under a blanket of fear throughout the Cold War.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    Conference concerning the future of Indochina which ended on July 23, 1954.

    HS: Divided Indochina into seperate zones.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Communist organization formed to counter NATO.
    HS: The Communist major party during the Cold War.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    US & SV fight NV & the Viet Cong. US pulls out on 30 April, 1975 because of hippie whining.
    HS: The 1st war that US lost because of public oppinion.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, decides to nationalize the Suez Canal. US, USSR, & UN diplomatically force Britain, France, & Israel to withdraw on 7 November, 1956.
    HS: It showed corruption in Britain, France, & Israel.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    Soviet launch of the 1st satellite into Earth's orbit.
    HS: Kick-started the space race.
  • Nikita Krushchev

    Nikita Krushchev
    Soviet Premier & First Secretary of the Communist Party until October 14, 1964.
    HS: Cut back conventional Soviet forces & attempted to make civilian life better.
  • Berlin Wall Construction

    Berlin Wall Construction
    Concrete wall constructed to keep East Berliners in.
    HS: Actualized the fact that the "Communist Paradise" of East Berlin was hated by its citizens.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    13-day conflict in which the US blockaded Cuba.
    HS: It was the closest the Cold War ever came to a nuclear war.
  • Leonid Breznev

    Leonid Breznev
    Leader of the USSR & the Warsaw Pact until his death on November 10, 1982.
    HS: Increased Soviet military & global influence while ignoring the USSR's stagnating economy.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Suprise attack by NV & Viet Cong that broke a two-day holiday peace treaty.
    HS: The US public ceased approval of the war.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    Attempt by US, Canada, & most European states to improve relations between the Communist Bloc & the West that ended on August 1, 1975.
    HS: Attempt, albeit failed, to warm up the Cold War.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Iranian Hostage Crisis
    Iranian capture of 66 Americans & the US embassy. 13 women & African Americans were released along with one sick white man, the other 52 hostages were held captive until release on January 20, 1981.
    HS: Iranian terrorists ignored the diplomatic immunity of the ambassadors.
  • Soviet War in Afghanistan

    Soviet War in Afghanistan
    US-backed Mujahedin terrorists attempt to overthrow Soviet-led Afghans & Soviets pull out on February 15, 1989.
    HS: Soviets have their "Vietnam" in Afghanistan.
  • 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics

    1980 Moscow Summer Olympics
    Boycotted by the US & 64 other countries in response to the USSR invasion of Afghanistan.
    HS: Heated up the Cold War.
  • Lech Walesa and the Polish Solidarity Movement

    Lech Walesa and the Polish Solidarity Movement
    Polish trade union fond of civil resistance & peaceful protesting.
    HS: First non-Communist-controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country.
  • 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

    1984 Los Angeles Olympics
    Boycotted by the USSR, Cuba, East Germany, Iran, & Libya.
    HS: Payback for the US boycot of the Moscow Olympics.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union until August 24, 1991.
    HS: Enacted reforms that liberalized Russia.
  • Chernobyl Disaster

    Chernobyl Disaster
    The Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, killing close to 500,000 people via radiation.
    HS: One of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Gorbachev's policies of openness & freedom.
    HS: Led to the dissolution of the USSR.
  • Tiananmen Square Protests

    Tiananmen Square Protests
    Series of student-led protests in Beijing which ended with 241-2,500+ deaths from the June 4th Massacre.
    HS: Exposed faults in the Communist Party.
  • Berlin Wall Destruction

    Berlin Wall Destruction
    The Berlin Wall was torn down.
    HS: Germany was unified.
  • End of the USSR

    End of the USSR
    Systematic dissolution of the Soviet Union, ending in December 31, 1991.
    HS: The two-sided Cold War is unofficially over.
  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin
    1st president of Russia until his resignation on December 31, 1999.
    HS: Destroyed economy & illegally attempted to dissolve the Russian Parliament, resulting in 187 deaths from the shelling of the Russian Whitehouse.
  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin
    Former KGB director who became president of Russia after Boris Yeltsin's resignation.
    HS: Reformed military & police. Increased energy, defense, & nuclear industries.