Cold War

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  • End of WWII

  • Churchill- "Iron Curtain Speech"

  • Truman Doctrine

    Policy of Containment- Shift in American foreign policy to interventionism
  • Berlin Airlift

    England and Western European countries sent flights to give supplies to the isolated West Berlin
  • North Korea Begins War by Invading South Korea

  • US troops land in Korea and Push North Korea far into their territory

    US troops land in Korea and Push North Korea far into their territory
    Causes the chinese intervention into Korea
  • China Sends in troops to support North Korea

  • Eisenhower Elected as American President

    Eisenhower Elected as American President
  • Death of Joseph Stalin

    Death of Joseph Stalin
  • Khrushchev Came to Power as the Head of the USSR

    Khrushchev Came to Power as the Head of the USSR
  • Geneva Conference Divides Vietnam along the 17th Parallel

  • Warsaw Pact Signed by Soviet States of Eastern Europe

    Equivelent to NATO- Military alliance among Eastern European Communist States
  • Suez Canal Nationalized by Egyptian President

    Israel feels threatened by percieved aggression. Egypt and France no longer have access to the trade rout they had paid for and owned. USSR is funding Egypt with Weapons and Money through Czechoslovakia.
  • Britain, France ad Israel Invade Egypt

    US was mad that they hadn't been consulted and that there was no UN agreement. Lester B. Pearson was the UN peace broker.
  • Fidel Castro leads a Communist Revultion that Overthrows Cuba

    Fidel Castro leads a Communist Revultion that Overthrows Cuba
  • JFK Elected President of the United States

    JFK Elected President of the United States
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Failed attempt to overthrow Castros government. Led by the CIA and authorized by JFK
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Culminates in US Naval Blockade of Cuba

    Cuban Missile Crisis Culminates in US Naval Blockade of Cuba
    US takes spy photos of Cuban Nuclear Missile Sylos funded by Russia. UN resolution to resolve conflict, which Russia denied. US created a naval embargo of Cuba, which almost led to war between USSR and US.
  • Fall of Saigon

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    Berlin Blockade

    Russia Blockaded roads leading through East Germany to West Berlin- cut off Supplies from Western Europe
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    Korean War

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    Warsaw Pact

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    Vietnam War