Cold War

  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    The first Red Scare took place during WWI in 1919. Communists were named "Reds" because of the Soviet Union' flag color. The Red Scare affected the U.S government and society in many ways. to find out who is loyal to the government, the U.S did some analysis.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine is an American Foreign policy that pledged American "support for democracies against authoritarian threats". He increased tension between the USA and Soviets. Truman Doctrine and president Harry S. Truman established that the U.S would provide political and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a U.S sponsored program designed to rehabilitate the economies of 17 western and southern European countries in order to create stable conditions in which democratic institutions could survive in the aftermath of World War II. President Truman signed the ERA of 1948, known as the Marshall Plan, named for Secretary of State George Marshall. It is to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism.
  • Berlin Blockade/Airlift

    Berlin Blockade/Airlift
    The Berlin Blockade is one of the first major international crisis of the Cold War. It started in June 24, 1948, when Soviet forces blockaded rail, road and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. During the entire airlift, the U.S and U.K delivered more than 2.3 million tons of food, fuel and supplies to West Berlin via more than 278,000 airdrops.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U.S spy plane was destroyed by Soviet Union soldiers. At least 5 U-2 planes were destroyed while U.S soldiers were performing their duties. The confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States started with the shooting of this.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    It was a failed attack from John F. Kennedy and the U.S government to Cuba. Kennedy's purpose of attack was to drop Fidel Castro from his position. The U.S State department and CIA had been trying to remove Fidel Castro from his Cuban government. After those attempts, many of the Cuban people that escaped from their home, started to attack Cuba but they surrendered in less than a day.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct battle between the USSR and USA during the Cold War. The conflict started because the United States didn't want the USSR and Cuba to know what John F. Kennedy had discovered.
  • Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Non-Proliferation Treaty
    The Non-Proliferation Treaty is an agreement signed in 1968, 1 July. The treaty was to prevent nuclear weapons from spreading. There are five important countries involved in it. China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are also known as P5 or permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The Space Race started on August 2, 1955. The race started between the USSR and USA because of the money and superior spaceflight capability. Both nations were competing against each other to achieve success and a lot of power. The Space Race became a symbol of the political fight between those two contestant world powers.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built during the Cold War to prevent their population from East Berlin to West Berlin. The construction started on August 13, 1961. East Berlin was controlled by the Soviet Union. More than 260 people died to get through the Berlin Wall. The wall helped to separate communism and democratic to fight each other.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    It was a political update to start the stagnation of finance during 1985. President Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of big changes of political structure in Russia. But because of these big sudden changes, the USSR started to lose balance in foreign and domestic relationships. After all these disasters the USSR had collapsed in 1991.