Cold War

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  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea. It enables a more direct route for shipping between Europe and Asia, effectively allowing for passage from the North Atlantic to the Indian Ocean without having to circumnavigate the African continent. End: 1869
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    A Red Scare is the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism, anarchism or other leftist ideologies by a society or state. The term is most often used to refer to two periods in the history of the United States which are referred to by this name. End: 1920
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman Doctrine is President Harry S. Truman he established the United States would provide political, military, and economic because American national security now depended upon more than just the physical security of American territory. It would guide U.S foreign policy around the world for the next 40 years.
    End: 1989
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Marshall Plan is the Secretary Of State George he stabilize the European economy and proposed a plan to provide Europe with $13 billion in economic aid. This aid provide much needed capital and materials that enabled Europeans to rebuild the continents economy. Most European nations responded favorably to the initial Marshall Plan proposal.
    End: 1950
  • Berlin Blockade/Airlift

    Berlin Blockade/Airlift
    The Soviet forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. The United States and United Kingdom responded by airlifting food and fuel to Berlin from Allied air bases in western Germany. End: 1949
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop aerospace capabilities, including artificial satellites, unmanned space probes, and human spaceflight. End: 1975
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U-2 incident was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union that began with the shooting down of a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane over the Soviet Union in 1960 and that caused the collapse of a summit conference in Paris between the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and France. The spy plane had been shot down by one of a Salvo of 14 Soviet SA-2 missiles. End: 1960
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    On April 17, the Cuban-exile invasion force, known as Brigade 2506, landed at beaches along the Bay of Pigs and immediately came under heavy fire. Cuban planes strafed the invaders, sank two escort ships, and destroyed half of the exile's air support. The goal was the overthrow of Castro and the establishment of a non-communist government friendly to the United States. End: 1961
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin. It was built by German Democratic Republic to prevent the population from escaping Soviet-controlled East Berlin to West Berlin. End: 1989
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban missile crisis was a major confrontation in 1962 that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles in Cuba. President Kennedy did not want the Soviet Union and Cuba to know that he had discovered the missiles. End: 1962
  • Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Non-Proliferation Treaty
    The Non-Proliferation Treaty is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. End: 1995
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    The Perestroika was a political movement for reform within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union CPSU during the late 1980s widely associated with CPSU general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost policy reform. End: 1991