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Cold War

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference was a secret meeting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They began plans for post war world.
  • Berlin Declaration

    Berlin Declaration
    The Berlin Declaration was when the supreme powers of the western powers for the first time met with their colleuge
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam Conference was one of the last meeting in World War II with the top three heads of state. Consisting American President Harry S. Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (and his successor, Clement Attlee) and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
  • North Vietnam

    North Vietnam
    first it stareted with china then things changed a bit. Vietnam War has roots in Vietnam’s centuries of domination by imperial and colonial powers. It was led by a Communist leader Ho Chi Minh, who founded a militant nationalist organization called the Viet Minh..
  • First Indochina War

    First Indochina War
    The French corrupted the Vietnamese sovereignty by colonizing and dividing the nation. It became known as a French “protectorate” from 1883-1939 and remained a colonial empire or “possession” until about 1945. The U.S. soon came to the aid of South Vietnam and the War which ensued would greatly stir up American politics and cost a massive amount of American lives.
  • Greek Civil War

    Greek Civil War
    March of 1946, elections were held in Greece. During the course of the war, more than 80,000 people were killed while another 700,000 were left homeless. The civil war left Greece in shambles. However, in the 1950’s, Greece went through a growth of development, both socially and economically. By 1974 Greece was restored.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Churchill’s speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. The British, Americans, and Russians-allies against Hitler less than a year before the speech—were drawing the battle lines of the Cold War. They were all debating on who had the best or more power between them all.
  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    Kennan, who considered the Soviet threat to be primarily political, advocated above all else economic assistance. Nitze’s conception of containment won out over Kennan’s. NSC 68, a policy document prepared by the National Security Council and signed by Truman, called for a drastic expansion of the U.S. military budget.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    In a June 5, 1947, speech to the graduating class at Harvard University, Secretary of State George C. Marshall issued a call for a comprehensive program to rebuild Europe. The Marshall Plan also institutionalized and legitimized the concept of U.S. foreign aid programs, which have become a integral part of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    All the trails from west berlin to the soviet zone in Germany was blocked off completely. The Soviets persisted with the blockade until May 1949. By the time the Soviets ended the blockade, West Germany had become a separate and independent nation and the Russian failure was complete. Around the world, the Soviets were portrayed as international bullies, etc...
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin BThe Berlin Blockade was an attempt in 1948 by the Soviet Union to limit the ability of France, Great Britain and the United States to travel to their sectors of Berlin, which lay within Russian-occupied East Germany. lockade was a huge crisis in the cold war. Coming just three years after the end of World War II, the blockade was the first major clash of the Cold War and foreshadowed future conflict over the city of Berlin.
  • Nato

    NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere. After the destruction of the Second World War, the nations of Europe struggled to rebuild their economies and ensure their security. It remains the largest peacetime military alliance in the world.
  • Soviet union tes a - bomb

    Soviet union tes a - bomb
    Soviet physicists who worked on the bomb were honored for the achievement based on the penalties they would have suffered had the test failed. On September 3, a U.S. spy plane flying off the coast of Siberia picked up the first evidence of radioactivity from the explosion. the world lived under the threat of thermonuclear war for the first time in history.
  • Peoples Republic Of China Founded

    Peoples Republic Of China Founded
    On October 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China was formally established, with its national capital at Beijing. The people were defined as a coalition of four social classes: the workers, the peasants, the petite bourgeoisie, and the national-capitalists. The number of people affected by the various punitive or reform campaigns was estimated in the millions.
  • Second Red Scare

    Second Red Scare
    Americans feared that the Soviet Union hoped to spread communism all over the world, overthrowing both democratic and capitalist institutions as it went. Communism was, in theory, an expansionist ideology, spread through revolution. It suggested that the working class would overthrow the middle and upper classes. many Americans continued to fear communists and their influence.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North Korea and South Korea set off in this fight which then eventually began the Korean War. The Korean War was the first “hot” war of the Cold War. Over 55,000 American troops were killed in the conflict. The public found the concept of limited war difficult to understand or support and the Korean War never really gained popular support.
  • anzus treaty

    anzus treaty
    The Australia, New Zealand and United States Security Treaty, or ANZUS Treaty, was an agreement signed in 1951 to protect the security of the Pacific. Although ANZUS was never expanded, the 1954 creation of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization. On September 17, 1986, the United States suspended its treaty obligations toward New Zealand.
  • Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower was the commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower formed a truce with Korea and worked very hard during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War.
  • USS Nautilus

    USS Nautilus
    The USS Nautilus was constructed under the U.S. Navy Captain Hymn G. Rickover. He was a Russian-born engeneer whojoined the U.S atomic program. USS Nautilus broke numerous submarine travel records.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union and seven of its Eruopean satellites. The Warsaw Pact was a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in charge of the armed forces of the member states. It is called the Warsaw Pact because it was signed in Warsaw.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution summed up everything the Cold War stood for. On October 23rd 1956, students and workers began to protest on the streets of Budapest and issued their Sixteen Points which included personal freedom, more food, the removal of the secret police, the removal of Russian control.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The Suez Crisis was when Israeli armed forces pushed into Egypt toward the Suez Canal. Their intention was to go after Egypt's president, Gamal Abdel Nasser.The French and British both joined the Israelis.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the world's first artifical satellite. The successful launch led to new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    The Cuban Revolution was a way to try and overthrow Castro. It was an armed revolt conducted by Castro and its allies against the US-backed authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    A diplomatic crisis arose when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shot down an American U-2 spy plane in Soviet air space and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers. This occurend when Eisenhower was president.The Soviets convicted Powers on certain charges and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. This raised tension between tthe Soviet Union and the U.S.
  • Kennedy's Presidency

    Kennedy's Presidency
    John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He was the youngest president. His goal was to get America mvoing again and to leave WW2 behind. He dedicated his presidency to civil rights.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1 and was the first man to travel into space. He orbited Earth at a maximum altitude of 187 miles and was guided entirely by an automatic control system. He was in space for one hour and 48 minutes.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an attempt to overthrow Castro. The U.S. sent out 1,400 people to attack Cuba. The U.S. gave up within24 hours because it was a complete disaster.
  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Checkpoint Charlie
    Checkpoint Charlie was known as the border crossing of the Cold War days. The wall read " YOU ARE NOW LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR." The sign itself became a huge symbol of the division of Cold War Berlin. It functioned as the main entry and departing point for diplomats, journalists and non-German visitors.
  • The Berlin wall

    The Berlin wall
    The Berlin Wall divided West Berlin and East Germany. The Berlin Wall was up from 1961 to 1989. The purpose was to create a boundary between democracy and communism during the Cold War .
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States was assassinated whild being driven through Dallas, TX in an open convertable. Lee Harvy Oswald fired three shots from the sixth floor and fatally wounded President Kennedy.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    The Gulf of Tonkin incident is when North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly attacked the USS Maddox. It is what led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which committed major American forced to the war in Vietnam. The resolution allowed the expansion for the Vietnam War.
  • U.S. military build up in S. Vietnam

    U.S. military build up in S. Vietnam
    The command and control arrangements in Vietnam changed between July 1965 and July 1966. The main change was the rapid buildup of the Air Force. Airpower became a very signifigant form of battle. In 1967 U.S. strength in the South Vietnamese war zone grew to 486,000 personnel.
  • SALT I

    SALT I
    SALT I was the first series of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. During this period the United States and Soviet Union negotiated agreements to place restraints on some of their amendments.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    The Prague Spring is the breif period of time where Alexander Dubček wanted to democratise the nation of Czechoslovakia. IT ended when the Soviet invasion occured. This is when the removed Alexander Dubček as party leader to end reform.
  • Nixon Presidency

    Nixon Presidency
    Richard Nixon was the 37th president from the years 1966-1974. He was the only President who ever reigned office due to the Watergate Sandal. He denied any personal involvement but the proof said otherwise.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was a national goal set by John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. It was the first manned mission to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon. Apollo 11 took flight from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969.
  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union
    In December of 1991 the Soviet Union broke apart into fifteen different countries. It was seen as a victory for democracy over totalitarianism. It portrayed that capitalism was superior in comparison to socialism. The Dissolution of the Soviet Union ended the Cold War.