Cold War Era

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    Cold War Era

  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    France,United Kingdom, and the United States brought in food,coal,petroleum, and many other supplies to more than two million people in West Berlin. The Berlin Airlift ranks among the most important and dramatic incidents in the Cold War. The soviets tryed keeping the Western Powers out of Berlin by blocking of railways,highways,and water traffic, which then the Western Powers flew in over West Berlin and dropped the goods off
  • Communists take over China

    Communists take over China
    Mao Zedong proclaimed the people's republic of China. all people who owned land were stripped of it and the government took it over. The communists began to be rigid and Mao could see that the revoulutionary spirit would eventually die out.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    On June 25, 1950, the armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea crossed the 38th parallel, the line that divided Korea into two parts, and invaded South Korea, the plan of the attack was to bring the two countries together again but under communist rule. The United Nations made a resolution which was confirmed because North Korea's back up the Soviet Union was not there to object the resolution. An armistice was finally signed on July 27, 1953
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    East German authorities built a wall seperating East Berlin from West Berlin. one hundred and twenty five people lost their lives trying to flee from Berlin. The Berlin wall was up for thirty years. Then the soviet Union stated that the wall would no longer interfere in German politics. After the Soviets changed it the East German government opened up the guarded crossing points of the wall, and the division ended.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Fidel Castro( the dictator of Cuba) was trying to keep his Island safe and free from attack. For the United States, the crisis began on October 15, 1962 when recon photos revealed Soviet missiles under construction in Cuba.Kennedy eventually ordered low-level reconnaissance missions. United States demand that Soviet light bombers be removed from Cuba, Tensions finally began to ease on October 28 when Khrushchev announced that he would dismantle the installations and missles from Cuba