Cold War

By kcanova
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    Cold War

  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    During Berlin's attack from a Soviet Blockade, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States helped Berlin out by supplying West Berlin entirely by air. They brought in food, coal, petroleum, and other supplies to more than 2 million people. This ranks among the most important events in the Cold War.
  • Communists take over China

    Communists take over China
    The Soviet Union helped the Communists take over Eastern Europe. Then, In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party won a civil war for control of China. After the Cold War, Communist parties remained in power in only a small number of countries, including China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    This was the first war in which a world group, the United Nations, played a military role. It began when the soldiers of the Communists-ruled North Korea invaded South Korea. Some countries sent troops to help the South Koreans, and 41 countries sent military equipment or food and other supplies. While there were no illusions that the task would be easy, nobody expected that this violent conflict would continue for more than three years.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built to divide Communist East Berlin and non-Communist West Berlin. East Germany built the Berlin Wall to prevent East Germans from going to the West. East Germany opened the wall and began to tear it down, and East and West Germany became one non-Communist country.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A period when The United States and The Soviet Union were on the brink of war. The United States found out that The Soviet Union had secretly kept missiles 90 miles away from Florida, in Cuba. They could not have fired the missiles at American cities. This almost lead to a nuclear war between the two countries. Because of these two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was stopped.