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Cold War

  • Enactment of Marshall plan

    Enactment of Marshall plan
    President Truman signed the economic recovery act of 1948. it became known as the Marshall plan, named for secretary of state George Marshall. This was a 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 or world war II.
  • Berlin blockade and airlift

    Berlin blockade and airlift
    The berlin blockade was one of the first major international crises of the cold war. During the multinational occupation of post-world war II Germany, the soviet union blocked the western allies railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of berlin under western control.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    the revolution culminated with the Chinese Civil War as the People's Liberation Army decisively defeated the Republic of China Army, bringing an end to over two decades of intermittent warfare between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP, or Communists) and the Kuomintang (KMT, or Nationalists).
  • postwar occupation and division of Germany

    postwar occupation and division of Germany
    Postwar Germany decided, they 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. Berlin would likewise be placed under four-power control.
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    The Korean war was fought between north Korea and south Korea. The war began when north Korea invaded south Korea following clashes along the boarder and rebellions in south Korea.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt by Fidel Castro and his fellow revolutionaries of the 26th of July movement and its allies against the military dictatorship of Cuban president Fulgencio Batista. It started with an assault on the Moncada Barracks
  • Overthrow of the Guatemalan Gov.

    Overthrow of the Guatemalan Gov.
    This event was a covert operation carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz and ended the Guatemalan Revolution in 1954.
  • formation of the eastern bloc

    formation of the eastern bloc
    During the opening stages of world war II, the soviet union created eastern bloc. It was a group of communist states of central and eastern Europe during the cold war. The eastern bloc invaded an annexed 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 United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Hungarian Uprising

    Hungarian Uprising
    A spontaneous national uprising that began 12 days before in Hungary is viciously crushed by Soviet tanks and troops on November 4, 1956. Thousands were killed and wounded and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the country.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961 was a failed attack launched by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to push Cuban leader Fidel Castro from power.
  • Building the Berlin Wall

    Building the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built by the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War to prevent its population from escaping Soviet-controlled East Berlin to West Berlin, which was controlled by the major Western Allies. It divided the city of Berlin into two physically and ideologically contrasting zones.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    The Prague Spring reforms were a strong attempt by Dubcek to grant additional rights to the citizens of Czechoslovakia in an act of partial decentralization of the economy and democratization. The freedoms granted included a loosening of restrictions on the media, speech and travel.
  • Soviet War in Afghanistan

    Soviet War in Afghanistan
    The Soviet–Afghan War was a conflict wherein insurgent groups known collectively as the Mujahedeen, as well as smaller Marxist–Leninist–Maoist groups, fought a nine-year guerrilla war against the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA) and the Soviet Army throughout the 1980s, mostly in the Afghan countryside.
  • Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Solidarity Movement in Poland
    In the 1980s, Solidarity was a broad anti-authoritarian social movement, using methods of civil resistance to advance the causes of workers' rights and social change. Government attempts in the early 1980s to destroy the union through the imposition of martial law in Poland and the use of political repression failed.
  • Tiananmen square Massacre

    Tiananmen square Massacre
    student-led demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing during 1989. troops armed with assault rifles and accompanied by tanks fired at the demonstrators and those trying to block the military's advance into Tiananmen Square. The protests started on 15 April and were forcibly suppressed on 4 June when the government declared martial law and sent the People's Liberation Army to occupy parts of central Beijing.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The fall of the Berlin Wall was a pivotal event in world history which 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, preceded by the Solidarity Movement in Poland. The fall of the inner German border took place shortly afterwards. An end to the Cold War was declared at the Malta Summit three weeks later.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    the Soviet hammer and sickle flag lowered for the last time over the Kremlin, thereafter replaced by the Russian tricolor. Earlier in the day, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    The 9/11 Attacks in new york were a series of four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States.