Cold war

Cold War

  • Russian Communist Revolution

    Russian Communist Revolution
    A series of revolutions that led up to the rise of the Soviet Union. The first revolution was in March and the second was in October. In the end the Bolshevik party led by Vladmir Lenin gained power and created the Soviet Union.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The allied powers and Germany signed this peace treaty, ending WWI. This treaty put Germany into hard times, which lead to the rise of Hilter. Hitler then caused WWII.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    After WWI the league of nations was formed to prevent war from breaking out. Eeach nation involved hada representative at the meetings. If one idea was brought to the league of nations attention, all it took was one nation to veto the idea. Usually the communist nations veto'd everything the U.S and its allies asked for, and vice versa.
  • Gerneral Assembly

    Gerneral Assembly
    United Nations would all meet up in one place. When they meet, it's usually to decide on one thing, and to resolve something. They also make policies.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winstion Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met in Yalta to decide what to do with Germany. The soviets wanted them to pay full reperations, but Britain and the U.S decided they wouldn't be able to afford it, so they split berlin into four zones.
  • MAD

    Both sides of a nuclear war would be destroyed. There would be no winner and everyone would suffer losses.
  • United Nations

     United Nations
    Was created after World War two as a peace keeping organization. It replaced the inefective League of Nations. When it started it had 51 members and it now has 193 nations.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Were held in the city of Nuremburg. The allies had trails there to prosecute Nazis for their war crimes and crimes against humanity. Most of the 96 who were convicted were executed.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Was a speech made by Winstin Churchill at a college in Missori. The speech talk about the division of Europe and that the west was all democratic and the East was Communist. The East being the Iron Curtain.
  • Baruch Plan

    Baruch Plan
    Was writen by bernard Baruch. Told the U.S,. Engalnd, and Canada to share scientific information with easchother. Also share nulear testing information.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    When Harry Truman was president, this doctrine was created. U.S promised economic and military aid to countries threatened by a communist takeover.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The U.S provided aid to european nations to help rebuild their economy. We gave sixteen countries $13 million to use to trade with the U.S. The countries that didn't accept did not recover and become as strong as the coutries that did accept it.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Soviets blocked all roadways, railways, and then they cut off the electrical power to west berlin. Their goal was to force the allies to elave Berlin, or to stop them from unifying West Germany. They would starve us and keep needed supplies from us. Cargo planes then flew two million tons of supplies to us. Stalin ended the blockade in embarrasment
  • Nato Created

    Nato Created
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created to deter the spread of communism. Origanaly it was made up of the U.S. and 11 other countries. The west part of Europe was under Nato and the East was under the Warsaw Pact. Democracy Vs. Communism.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    A civil war between the communist and Nationalist parties of china had been raging since the end of World war two. The leader of the communist party, Mao Zedong, proclaimed victory on Oct. 1 1949. He renamed the the nation "The Peoples Rebublic of China".
  • Joseph McCarthy Speech

    Joseph McCarthy Speech
    Senator Joeseph McCarthy claims that there are communist in the Sate Department during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia. He claims that over 200 members are communists. He is totally wrong and causes some panic.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    South Korea was being invaded by North Korea who was being supported by the U.S.S.R and China. The U.S came to aid South Korea because america wanted to try to help prevent a communist takeover.
  • Nuclear deterent

    Nuclear deterent
    Something to stop a nation from using a nuclear bomb. Stopping a nuclear war before it even starts.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    In Warsaw Poland, Bulgaria, U.S.S.R, Czechoslovakia, Romania, East Germany, Poland, and Hungary all signed a treaty that joined their militaires in an alliance. The countries would assist eachother when in need. This was a response to N.A.T.O, to show communist dominance.
  • Sputnik launched

    Sputnik launched
    Was the first sattalite ever. It was launched by the Soviet Union and marked the begining of the space race. The U.s. immediatly responded by launching one of there own.
  • Fidel Castro proclaims communist cuba

    Fidel Castro proclaims communist cuba
    Fidel Castro took control of cuba in 1959 after the previous leader, Batista, resigned.He said that he was not a communist but he was lying. He later talked of Cubas relations with the Soviets and the U.S. cut off relations with them
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Kennedy sent troops into Cuba, landing on the Bay of Pigs. Our troops weren't erady for the gorilla warfare they had waiting for them. Many of our men died, causing this invasion to be a failure, and an mbarrassment. It also made America look weak.
  • Building Berlin Wall

    Building Berlin Wall
    This wall had multiple puposes. One was to keep western facists from going into east germany. The East German government attempted to stop things from flowing in west germany. Belin was the one place where someone from the east could move to the west. Thousands of people were traveling to west berlin, angering communist authorities.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Wat Germany's reasoning for the wall was that they claimed the west was using wes berlin as a place to spy, and that the wall was to keep out spies. 190 people were shot trying to travel to the west. Wst Berlin called it the wall of shame.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Soviet Union set up Nuclear missiles in Cuba and we did not like this. We set up a blockade of Cuba and they took the missiles out. In return we had to take our missiles out of Turkey. This 13 day period was the closest we have ever been to nuclear war.
  • U.S sends troops to Vietnam

    U.S sends troops to Vietnam
    Lyndon B. Johnson sent american troops to vietnam because we want to contin commuism as much as possible. Since the northern part of vietnam was trying to make the whole country support communism.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    WAs the first mission that out a man on the moon.The two astronauts that went were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Adrin. It marked the end of the space race with the U.S. as the clear winner over the Soviets
  • Non Proliferation agreement

    Non Proliferation agreement
    Was an agreement to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapon technology. It promotes peaceful communication and the disarmification of nuclear weapons.
  • Kent State shooting

    Kent State shooting
    Took place at Kent Stae University when kids were protesting the Cambodian campain during the Vietnam War. The Ohio National Guard shot 13 unarmed kids and 4 were killed. Some of those shot were not even protesting but just watching from a distance.
  • Salt

    Strategic Arms Limatations talks were two sessions between the ussr and the U.S. Both lead to treaties that made the world safer from nuclear war.
  • Fall of Siagon

    Fall of Siagon
    Was when the communist North Vietnamese captured the souths capital city. This marked the U.S. loss in the war. It aslo marked that the country would be reunited under communist rule.
  • Pople John Paul II

    Pople John Paul II
    He became someone that people should look up to. He oftened warned communist authorities that the papacy would watch them very closely. The people that he inspired were loyal to him, and noticed that he wasn't fond of communism. Then the slogan, "The Party is For the People...but the People Are for the Pope" was created.
  • Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping
    Deng and China were the ones that decided to go to war with vietnam. He supported communism, so he was on the opposite side of America during the vietnam war. He was a threat.
  • Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was the first female prime minister in Britain as well. She was against communism. When she came to power, people thought that anti-communism was bad, but by the time she left power, the Berlin wall was gone, and the soviets were losing power. She teamed up with U.S president Ronald Reagan a lot to attempt to solve things.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afganistan

    Soviet Invasion of Afganistan
    This invasion by the Soviets was to expand communism and took place right after Christmas. The Afgani rebels known as the 'Mujahdeen' were a formidalbe fighting force and gave the Russians a hard time.
    The Soviets pulled out in 1989 after they relised they could not win.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    The people within the communist countries were beginning to go against the communist system. Thousands of east germans were fleeing open borders between hungary and austria to west germany. The government then became less strict, allowing people to cross borders. Borders became crowded, which caused the wall to be taken down.
  • Lech Walesa

    Lech Walesa
    He was the president of Poland. He tried controlling who came to power and who didn't, so there wouldn't be communist in the government. Aleksander Kwasniewski beat Lech in an election, who was a follower of communism.

    Strategic Arms Reduction treaty. Gave specific capasities on nuclear weapons. both sides agreed.