Cold War Era By sruel Period: May 8, 1945 to Dec 31, 1965 Cold War Jun 26, 1948 The starting of the Berlin Airlift The Berlin Airlift only lasted a total of 15 months. Jun 26, 1948 Berlin Airlift Resources This method was invented to help save lives by bringing coal, supplies and food to the people of berlin. Jun 26, 1948 The transferring of goods to Berlin The planes taking these goods to Berlin were able to carry 3 tons at a time. Oct 1, 1949 Communists take over China Starting date Oct 1, 1949 Communists in China Also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Oct 1, 1949 Communists in China Is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Jun 25, 1950 Korean War North Korea invaded South Korea at it started the war. Jun 25, 1950 Korean War Troops On July 5 the first U.S troops engaged the North Koreans at Osan, south of Seoul. Jun 25, 1950 Korean Destruction This war caused great destruction and loss of lives. Jun 25, 1950 Korean War facts The war raged throughout the nation. Jun 25, 1950 Korean War facts During the summer of 1950, the United States and the other United Nations states scrambled to contain North Koreas quick moving army. Aug 13, 1961 Berlin Wall The border between East Berlin and West Berlin was opened daily half a million people cross the border from one part of the city to the other party of the city. Aug 13, 1961 Berlin Wall 192 people were killed on the Berlin Wall, there was 302 watch towers, and 20 bunkers. Aug 13, 1961 Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall kept the East Germans from fleeing to the west for 28 years. Oct 15, 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear war. Oct 15, 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis In the United States the Crisis started on October 15, 1962. Oct 15, 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis.. Cuba was prepared to use nuclear weapons against us if their island was invaded. Oct 15, 1962 Cuban missle crisis... ..United States missiles were capable of striking the entire Soviet Union alone. Oct 15, 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis This lasted for thirteen days, while the world waited to see if they would be attacked with nuclear weapons.