Cold war

Cold war

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    The Cold War

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    warfare meeting with the heads of goverment from United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin to discuss Europes post-war reorganization. Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin were known as the Big Three because they were the allied leaders of World War 3.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The conference was held at the Cecilienhof with the soviet union, united kindom, and united states and they were represented by the Big Three also. The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of war.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    the Truman Doctrine was set forth by U.S. president Harry S. Truman stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere. Truman stated the Doctrine would be "the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    (ERP) European Recovery Program it was the American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet communism.
  • Russian Blockade of Berlin

    Russian Blockade of Berlin
    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crisis in the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Stalin blocked off all allied powers from access to Berlin by land and by water but the allies wouldnt stand for it. They decided there would be three 20-mile wide air corridors providing access to the city. By plane, the allies were bringing supplies into Berlin. They were able to get even more supplies there then they were by railroad or cargo ships.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    the Korean war was a war between the Republic of Korea who were supported by the United Nations and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who were supported by the People's Republic of China, with military and material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Rosenburg Spy Case

    Rosenburg Spy Case
    Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg were American communists who were convicted and executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war. The charges related to their passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in United States history.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War[A 3] was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon in April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations
  • Hungarian Uprising

    Hungarian Uprising
    the Hungarian uprising was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.
  • U-2 Crisis

    U-2 Crisis
    the U-2 crisis occured during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and during the leadership of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • Construction of the Berlin Wall

    Construction of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • End of USSR

    End of USSR
    The ending of the Soviet Union was a process of systematic disintegration, which occurred in economy, social structure and political structure. It resulted in the abolition of the Soviet Federal Government and independence of the USSR's republics December 26th 1991.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    the Cuban and Soviet governments secretly began to build bases in Cuba for a number of medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles (MRBMs and IRBMs) with the ability to strike most of the continental United States. Feeling threatened, the US began building their own weaponry.
  • Nuclear Arms Race

    Nuclear Arms Race
    The nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their allies.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on January 5th1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected the First Secretary of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and continued until August 21st when the Soviet Union and members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30th, 1968. Regular and irregular forces of the People's Army of Vietnam fought against the forces of the Republic of Vietnam ( the United States, and their allies. The purpose of the offensive was to utilize the element of suprise and strike military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed take place.
  • Detente

    Detente is also Relaxation in French. It is the easing of tensions between Countries, Like the easing of tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union throughout the 1970s
  • Fall Of South Vietnam

    Fall Of South Vietnam
    On April 17th 1975, The Vietnam War ends by the Fall of South Vietnam when North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam with the help of the U.S.
  • Reagan Doctrine

    Reagan Doctrine
    The Reagan Doctrine was a Doctrine signed under President Ronald Reagan to oppose the global influence of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War.
  • Collaspe of Berlin Wall

    Collaspe of Berlin Wall
    It took about three decades until the Wall was torn down.Several times people in the Communist countries rised up against the Communist system but they failed.
  • Perestroika

    Perestroika was a political movement within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, widely associated with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev along with his other major policy reform he introduced known as glasnost,