Cold War

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  • Yalta Conference

  • Victory Day in Europe Day

  • Potsdam Conference

  • Japanese Surrenber

  • "Iron Curtain" Speech

  • Comecon created

  • Truman Doctrine

    President Truman established that the Untied States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
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    Berlin Blockade/Airlift

    A international crisis that came from an attempt by the Soviet Union, , to force the Western Allied powers to abandon their post-World War II jurisdictions in West Berlin
  • Marshall Plan

    American initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave $13 billion in economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II.
  • NATO established

    An organization formed in Washington, D.C., comprising the 12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and the Federal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression
  • China Becomes Communist

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    Korean War

    War between the United Nations, supported by the United States, and the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). Started when North Korea invaded South Korea.
  • KGB estavlied

  • Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
  • Vietnam is divded

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    Vietnam War

    A Cold War conflict pitting the U.S. and in South Vietnam against the communist Vietnamese independence movement, the Viet Minh
  • Warsaw Pact

    A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe. Included Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.
  • Suez Crisis

  • Sputnik

    A series of Soviet artificial satellites, was the first satellite to be placed in orbit.
  • Fidel Castro Takes Over Cuba

  • First Man in Space(Yuri Gagarin)

    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft.
  • Bay of Pigs

    An unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, supported by the U.S. government. An armed force of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed in the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) on the south coast of Cuba.
  • First American in Space (Alan Shepard)

  • Nicaraguan Revolution

    Ended in 1990
  • Berlin Wall Bulit

    Fortified concrete and wire barrier that separated East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. It was built by the government of what was then East Germany to keep East Berliners from defecting to the West.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the presence of missile sites in Cuba; one of the “hottest” periods of the cold war.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident/Resolution

  • Six-Day War

  • Tet Offensive

  • Apollo 11 lands on Moon

    A spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, it was an American space shuttle, on the shuttle was Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong became the first to step on the moon
  • Yom Kippur War

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    Iranian Hostage Crisis

  • Mikhail Gorbachev takes office

  • Glasnost

    The public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Perestroika-

    the program of economic and political reform in the Soviet Union initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Ended on March 4,1987
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    After hundres of thosands of East Germans had flew westward, the besieged East German regime lifted travel restrictions then after the dismantling of the wall began
  • Communist Governments in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria fall

  • Tiananmen Square

    Ended on June 4,1989
  • Germany Reunites

  • Warsaw Pact Ends

  • Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russia

  • USSR Dissolved