Cold War

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In History
  • The Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift
    An International crisis
  • Start of McCarthyism

    Start of McCarthyism
    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    A movement led by Fidel Castro against the Cuban Government.
  • Launch of Sputnick

    Launch of Sputnick
    The Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    During the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union had a competitive battle to get to space. The Soviet Union launched the first satellite called Sputnik. Sputnik was the first man-made object to orbit around the earth. Less than a year later the U.S. launched Explorer I.
    The Soviets then launched Luna 2, the first Space Probe to hit the moon. the United States, of course, one-upped them by sending the first man to the moon.
  • U-2 incident

    U-2 incident
    On 1 May 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency-sponsored rebel group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
  • Reagan Visits the Wall

    Reagan Visits the Wall
    In June of 1987, President Ronald Reagan stopped in West Berlin on the 750th anniversary of the city and delivered one of his most famous lines when he demanded that Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic began to build a barbed wire and concrete “Antifascistischer Schutzwall,” or “antifascist bulwark,” between East and West Berlin
  • The fall of the U.S.S.R.

    The fall of the U.S.S.R.
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on 26 December 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    DescriptionThe Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
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    Korean War

    The Korean war was a war between North Korea allied with China and U.S.S.R. and South Korea who was allied with the United Nations. It began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to separate North and South Korea and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty was ever signed, and according to some sources, the two Koreas are technically still at war, engaged in a frozen conflict.
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    Vietnam War

    the Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America Many people were outraged and started protests for the war. A lot of times these protests became violent.
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    Maos Revolution

    In 1966, China’s Communist leader Mao Zedong launched what became known as the Cultural Revolution in order to reassert his authority over the Chinese government.
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    Non-Proliferation Treaty

    A treaty signed to prevent the expansion of nuclear weapons.
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    Soviet Afghan War

    The Soviet–Afghan War lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989. Groups known collectively as the mujahideen, as well as smaller Maoist groups, fought a guerrilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government, mostly in the rural countryside.