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Cold war and beyond- Alisha Wright

  • Greek civil war

    Greek civil war
    This started as a conflict between communist and anti communist. The war killed about 160,000 people. War was manilt fought against kingdom of greece, which the kingdom ended up winning.
  • Chinese communist revolution

    Chinese communist revolution
    It was also known as the chinese people's war of liberation in the peoples republic. Also known as the national protection war against communist rebellion. Mao Zedong was the leader who created the people's republic of china.
  • Enactment of Marshall plan

    Enactment of Marshall plan
    The day president truman signed the economic recovery act. Was named for secretary of state george Marshall, he proposed the United states provide economic assistance for postwar europe.
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    Berlin Blockade and Airlift
    It was considered the first international crisis of the cold war. Germany and the Soviet Union blocked the western allies railways, road, and canal access. Western allies responded with a massive air lift to berlin's aid.
  • Postwar Occupation and Division of Germany

    Postwar Occupation and Division of Germany
    The 4 powers divided germany as a whole, divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. East Germany struggled economically, while West Germany flourished under a capitalist system.
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    The war between north korea and south korea, started with North Korea invading South Korea. 75,000 soldiers from north korea went across the 38th parallel. Neither side really won the war.
  • Overthrow of the Mossadegh Government in Iran

    Overthrow of the Mossadegh Government in Iran
    Reza Shah could not trust allied forces due to the long history of british and russian interpherance. Rioting in major cities took down the government. After Shah left thr country, then Khomeini took control.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    Cuba overthrew the government of fulgenico batista. The revolution leader is Fidel Castro. The leader Fidel Castro led Cuba during the years 1959-2008.
  • Vietnam war

    Vietnam war
    The US entered the war to attempt to prevent the spread of communism. The body count shows the US and South Vietnam won a clear victory. Officially fought between South and North Vietnam.
  • Formation of the Eastern Bloc

    Formation of the Eastern Bloc
    The eastern bloc was created by the Soviet union, this happened by invading and annexing many countries during the Soviet Socialist Republics during agreement with nazi-germany. Describes a group of communists nations in europe and asia. THe Eastern Bloc was made up of East germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania , Bulgaria, and Albania.
  • Hungarian uprising

    Hungarian uprising
    Country wide revolution against the hungarian people's republic of government. Started October 23rd, 1956 and ended November 11th, 1956. The soviets crushed Hungary by tanks and troops november 4th.
  • Bay of the pigs invasion

    Bay of the pigs invasion
    Failed landing operation on southwestern coast of cuba. As long as planes were landed they were surrounded by heavy gun fire. The invasion was a failure because JFK last minute cancelled US air strikes that would have neutralized Castros aviation.
  • Building the Berlin Wall

    Building the Berlin Wall
    Started building the wall with barbed wire and concrete between East and West Berlin. The Berlin wall was built by the German democratic republic. The wall divided the city of berlin into two phsyically and ideologically zones.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Leaders of the US and the Soviet gave a 13-day political and military standoff. Also known as the October crisis of 1962. The crisis was a total of 35 days between the US and Soviet Union.
  • Prague spring

    Prague spring
    Long period of political liberalization and mass protests in czechoslovak. Ended August 21st, 1968. The Prague Spring proved that the Soviet Union wasn't willing to contemplate anyone leaving the warsaw pact.
  • Soviet war in Afghanistan

    Soviet war in Afghanistan
    A 9 year "guerrilla war" against Democratic republic of Afghanistan and the Soviet Army. The soviets signed a peace treaty to end the war. The last of the soviet troops departed on febuary 15th,1989.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    It is also known as the June fourth incident in China.These were student-led demonstrations in the Tiananmen Square. Several hundred to several thousands died, at least 10,000 people killed.
  • Fall of the berlin wall

    Fall of the berlin wall
    Fell 5 days after half a million people started a mass protest in East Berlin. East German leaders were there trying to calm down the protesters, and it didn't work but made matters worse. This started the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    December 25, they lowered the flag for the last time. Earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of Soviet union. the falling apart of the soviet union resulted in the end of the countrys and the federal governments existence as a sovereign state.
  • 9/11 attacks

    9/11 attacks
    4 coordinated terrorist attacks on the United States. It was carried out by the militant islamic network Al-Qaeda against the United states. The estimated amount of deaths is 2,996.