Cold War

  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    Iron Curtain was the divided suspicion that had lasted between the West and the USSR. The speech was the warning from Sir Winston Churchill about a threat that was behind a communist "iron curtain". It also marked the beginning of the Cold War.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift supplied the basic needs to West Berlin. Land and water travel was blocked by the Soviet Union. Only way for the West to get supplies was through airlift.
  • Communism

    Communist, who were a social organization which propert is held in common, take over mainland China. They were led by Mao Zechong.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam War begins after Vietnam is seperated into communist of the North and noncommunist of the South. United States was involved for 12 years, making it the country's longest war.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Cuban Missle Crisis was a big Cold War confrontation between the U.S and the SOviet Union. President Kennedy set up a naval blockade to stop all missles being shot from Cuba. If they were to be shot there would be severe retaliation.
  • Hot-Line

    The new development of communication was the hot "line". It was a direct telecommunications link. The hot "line" allowed people to talk in private about different problems.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resoultion

    Gulf of Tonkin Resoultion
    The U.S congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which grants President Johnson authority to send troops to South Vietnam. The GFR allowed future military action to take place.
  • S.A.L.T

    Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) was the 5year agreement between the U.S and the Soviet Union for control of a select few nuclear weapons.h
  • Invasion of Middle Eastern Afghanistan

    Invasion of Middle Eastern Afghanistan
    The Soviet Union invades the middle Eastern town of Afghanistan beginning a decade long war that ends with them withdrawing in 1988.
  • New Soviet Leader

    New Soviet Leader
    Mikhail Garbachev becomes the new Soviet leader and begins to change how the old communist policies operated.