Cold War

  • Greek Civil War

    Greek Civil War
    Began as a conflict between the communist-dominated left- wing resistance organization. It later escalated into a major civil war between the Greek state and the communists. Fighting resulted in defeat of the DSE by the Hellenic army.
  • Postwar occupation and division of Germany

    Postwar occupation and division of Germany
    Postwar Germany decided, would divide Germany into occupation zones, with the Soviet zone extending to the Elbe and a French zone carved out of the Anglo-American spheres.
  • Enactment of Marshall Plan

    Enactment of Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a U.S sponsored program designed to rehabilitate the economies of 17 Western and Southern European countries in order to create stable conditions in which democratic institutions could survive in the aftermath of WW2.
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    Berlin Blockade and Airlift
    Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union imposed the Berlin Blockade from June 24,1948-May 12, 1949, cutting off all land and river transit between West Berlin and West Germany. The Western allies responded with a massive airlift to come to West Berlin's aid.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    Officially known as Chinese people's war of liberation in the peoples republic of China. The Revolution culminated with the Chinese Civil War
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a conflict between the Democratic peoples Republic of Korea(North) and the Republic of Korea(South) in which at least 2.5 million people lost their lives. There were believed to be several causes of the war including the spread of communism during the Cold War, American containment, and Japanese occupation of Korea during ww2.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    The Cuban revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July movement. And its allies against the government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
  • Formation of the Eastern Bloc

    Formation of the Eastern Bloc
    During the opening stages of WW2, the Soviet Union created the Eastern Bloc by invading and then annexing several countries as Soviet socialist Republics by agreement with Nazi Germany in the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, The U.S. The U.S entered the Vietnam War in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism, but things such as foreign policy, economic interests, and national fears also played major roles.
  • Hungarian Uprising

    Hungarian Uprising
    The Hungarian uprising was a countrywide revolution against the government of the Hungarian peoples republic and the Hungarian domestic policies imposed by the USSR. The demands included free elections, formation of multi-gov, withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961 by Cuban exiles who opposed Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution.
  • Building the Berlin Wall

    Building the Berlin Wall
    The communist government of the German Democratic Republic began to build a barbed wire and concrete wall between East and West Berlin. The wall was built to prevent its population from escaping Soviet- controlled East Berlin to West Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was arguably considered the hottest point of the Cold War. It was the closest the world has come to war between the U.S and USSR, nuclear war and annihilation. It was also a classic example of Cold War brinkmanship.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization and mass protest. The Prague Spring had proved that the Soviet Union was not willing to even contemplate any member of the Warsaw pact leaving it.
  • Soviet War in Afghanistan

    Soviet War in Afghanistan
    The Soviet-Afghan war was a conflict wherein insurgent groups known collectively as Mujahideen, as well as smaller Marxist groups fought a nine year guerrilla war against the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Soviet army throughout the 1980s.
  • Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Solidarity Movement in Poland
    Was a broad anti-authoritarian social movement, using methods of civil resistance to advance the causes of workers rights and social change. in the early 1980s the government attempted to destroy the union through the imposition of martial law in Poland.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    At 1am on June 4, Chinese soldiers and police stormed Tiananmen Square, firing live rounds into the crowd. The thousands of protestors tried to escape, others fought back stoning the troopers and setting fire to military vehicles. Hundreds to thousands of protesters were killed in the massacre, and as many as 10,000 were arrested.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the falling of the Iron Curtain and one of the series of events that started the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. The fall was brought by political reforms inside the Soviet bloc, escalating pressure from the people of Eastern Europe and ultimately, confusion over an East German directive to open the border.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    The Fall of the Soviet Union was the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union which resulted in the end of the country's and the federal governments existence as a sovereign state.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    The September 11 attacks, known as 9/11 were a series of four suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network. Motivations for the attack include, U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and sanctions against Iraq.