Cold War

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  • Zionism

    Zionism- Zionist movements established a national Jewish state in the 1890’s. These people tried to combat anti-semitism which was prevailing in central and eastern Europe
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    Muhammad Ali-Jinnah

    A lawyer, politician and statesman, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence in 1947.
  • Gahndi

    The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India.
  • Mao Tse-Tung

    Mao Tse-Tung
    Leader of the chinese communist party and led his nation’s communist revolution
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    Senator McCarthy

    the leading American anti communist figure in the late 1940s and early 50s.
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    34th president,in 1942-1945, he was the commander of the Allied forces in europe during World War II
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    Yalta Conference

    February 4–11, 1945, was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, theUnited Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization.
  • China

    Civil war between nationalists and communists resumed
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    Pax Americana

    VIDEO HEREThis term normally refers to the peace that was established after the end of WWII between the Western Hemisphere and Western World. This was a designated peace that was named after the war was over, this is great in proving that a true sense of peace can come from such a brutal war.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Meeting of UK, US, and Soviet Union with the three same leaders in addition to the new British Prime Minister Clement Atlee to discuss the punishment of the defeated Nazi party.
  • India

    India independence act
  • Colonial Liberation

    Colonial Liberation
    Many colonies gained their sovereignty after World War II. For example, the Philippines were promised their freedom before the war, but were actually freed by the US in 1946. However, the US still kept strategic military bases on the islands and considered them allies. The two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the US began convincing other smaller independent-seeking nations to be their allies in the fifties and early sixties. There was great competition between these two superpowers to try to
  • Philippines

    The United States fulfilled its pledge to free the Philippines after World War II, but all of the US’s control was not relinquished completely. There was still US influence in the Philippines.
  • Nehru

    He was the first prime minister in india and was the paramount leader of the indian independence movement
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an international-relations policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech on March 12, 1947 stating that the U.S. would supportGreece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere. Historians often consider it as the start of the Cold War, and the start of the containment policy to stop Soviet expansion. President Harry S. Truman told Congress the Doctrine was "to support free people who are resisting attempted
  • East and West Germany

    East and West Germany
    The Marshall Plan is proposed by the United States. It’s purpose is to shore up the destroyed infrastructures of western Europe.
  • India

    independence of India/split of India and Pakistan
  • Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union cut off the West's land access to the American, British, and French sectors of Berlin
  • Korea

    Korea split into two states: North Korea and South Korea.
  • 38th Parallel

    Korea divided at 38th parallel(US ally in south, USSR ally in north)
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    VIDEO HEREStands for “mutual assured destruction” this assumes that both opposing sides in battle have enough artillery to destroy one another so if one attacks the other will retaliate without fail with equal or greater force. With this opponents have to take a chance because even though they could make aggreements but their "assured destruction" might not work or not even be real! This creates more room for mistake and much more planning for both sides.
  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
  • 38th Parallel

    38th Parallel
    North Korean troops crossed 38th parallel and took over Seoul
  • China

    VIDEO HEREUSSR helped seat China on UN Security Council
  • Proxy War

    This happens when powers opposing each other use a third parties as substitutes to fight each other directly. This allows lots more space for battle in sheer physical space. The place that couteracts as a third party gives the side their fighting with an upperhand. This gives them benefit and could potentially change the course of a war.
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    "Domino Theory"

    VIDEO HEREThe domino theory existed between the 1950s to 1980s, promoted at times by the United Statesgovernment, which speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify the need for American intervention around the world.
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    Peacful Coexistence

    A theory developed and applied by the Soviet Union in order to encourage the fact that they thought that Soviet states could peacefully coexist with capitalist states. This gave a new perspective on the government and how they could rule next to a state without the same political veiws.
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    Kwame Nkrumah, P.C., was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966.
  • Balck African Nationalism

    Movements in Africa for independence throughout this time period.
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    Winston Churchill

    A British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
  • Stalin

    Stalin's death
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    led the Soviet Union during part of the cold war he was the first Secretary of the communist party , best known for his “Harebrained Schemes.”
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    A group of countries that are not aligned formally with any major power bloc, this attempted movement was meant to thwart the Cold War.This attempt was most useful during the Cold War period and now since this Movenment is less relevant after the end of the Cold War and colonialism it has been forced to reinvent itselfs with a more relevant purpose.
  • Vietnam

    The Geneva Conference took place.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    In 1954, the Supreme Court case “Brown v. the Board of Education ruled segregation illegal in schools.
  • Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    Khrushchev recognized permanent neutrality in Austria in order to ease tension between East and West Germany
  • The Bandung Conference

    The Bandung Conference, hosted by Ceylon, Indian, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Myanmar, had 29 Asian and African nations that discussed their opposition of colonialism, how western powers did not consult with them on decisions regarding Asian futures, and the conflict between China and the US.
  • Mau Mau

    was a military conflict that took place in Kenya between 1952 and 1960.
  • Warsaw Treaty Organization

    The Warsaw Treaty Organization (also known as the Warsaw Pact) was a political and military alliance established on May 14, 1955 between the Soviet Union and several Eastern European countries. The Soviet Union formed this alliance as a counterbalance to the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a collective security alliance concluded between the United States, Canada and Western European nations in 1949.
  • Africa

    Morocco and Tunisia were granted independence.
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    The Algerian War of Liberation
  • Soviet Union

    Soviet launches Sputnik, first satellite (sets Soviet ahead of US in space race)
  • Africa

    Morocco and Tunisia were granted independence.
  • Castro

    A cuban communist who used guerilla warfare to overthrow cuban leader Batista and became Prime minister of cuba 1959-1976 and president from 1976-2008
  • Cuba

    Fidel Castro overthrew Batista.
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    This theory was used to be set in place and is used when an opposing power wants to dissuade an adversary from undertaking an action not yet started. This was a sneaky and original way to obtain informatino from the source creating a weakness in the opponent.
  • Cuba

    Cuba joined the USSR.
  • Africa

    “Year of Africa”
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    Berlin Wall

    Erected in the night and was made to keep East Germans away from fleeing to West Germany for 28 years.
  • Kennedy

    35th president, in 1962, during the cold the russian we shipping missiles to cuba and kennedy was able to prevent hostilities with the soviet union
  • Cuba

    The Cuban Missile Crisis took place.
  • Vietnam

    Lyndon B. Johnson increased support for Vietnam after John F. Kennedy’s death.
  • Nixon

    VIDEO HEREthe 37th president, succeed in ending American fighting in vietnam and improved the relations between the U.S.S.R and China