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Cold War Events

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    Cold War Events

    Events throughout the Cold War
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    This was a conference where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill planned the final stages of World War II and agreed to the territorial division of Europe. Slain promises that Europe will be free, and allowed to make all of their own decisions
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    After the surrender of Germanyand end of WWII, this conference occured involving the same three men. Here, they talked about the future of Germany and Poland. Stalin goes against his own word and decides not to let countries be free but to be a buffer zone.
  • Nuclear Arms Race

    Nuclear Arms Race
    Started after the Manhattan project, it was a competition between U.S (NATO) and the USSR (Warsaw Pact) to create the strongest, deadliest nuclear weapons.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism.
  • Russian Blockade of Berlin

    Russian Blockade of Berlin
    The Soviet Union blockaded the US and UK, intended to force negotiations over the division and future of Germany. This attempt was a failure because of the airlift/
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was also known as the European Recovery Program. This called for assistance in restoring a bad economy & land of Euro. cities. This was a sucessful plan. The U.S gave moneyn to countries to avoid communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    An airlift that supplied food and fuel to the people of west Berlin after the Soviet Union blocked off land to access to Berlin. This was succesfull.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between North Korea, aided by Communist China vs. South Korea, aided by the United States and other United Nations members to form a United Nations armed force
  • Rosenberg Spy Case

    Rosenberg Spy Case
    Started by the FBI arrestimg Julius Rosenberg conspiracy to transmit classified military information to the Soviet Union. He was found guilty and was penalized with death sentence.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    North Vietnamese war with South Viet. where the U.S. helped the South because of the fact they were anti-communist.
  • Hungarian Uprising

    Hungarian Uprising
    When many Hungarian officials were killed because of Hungarians opposing to communist government. Tanks were called in to help prevent further action which really just made relations worse.
  • U-2 Crisis

    U-2 Crisis
    Occured when a U–2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.The incident worsened East/ West relations during the Cold War.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Invasion of Cuba by the United States intended to spark a rebellion against Castro whos regime was to threat U.S interests in that region. The result was a propaganda victory for Castro and embarrasment for the U.S.
  • Construction of Berlin Wall

    Construction of Berlin Wall
    This was a barrier created by East Germany to cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany along with East Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    When the United States confronts the Soviet Union for the missile sites in Cuba. Khrushchev had placed them there. President Kennedy set up a naval blockade so he could be forced to get rid of the missile sites which he did.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    Period of liberalization under Dubcek in Czechoslovakia, he instituted industrial and agricultural reforms to guarentee civil rights.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A battle between Vietcong & North Vietnamese vs. U.S. and South Vietnamese. The Communist had won this battle leaving the U.S. at it's first loss in war.
  • Detente

    The easing of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. This was created by Richard Nixon mainly so communism could be contained.
  • Fall of South Vietnam

    Fall of South Vietnam
    The collapse occured because of Vietnam's political/military fields for they were organized and planned well.
  • Perestroika

    The restructing of the Soviet government and it's economy
  • Regan Doctrine

    Regan Doctrine
    A strategy created by President Reagan to oppose the Soviet Union which only lasted less than a decade until the end of the Cold War.
  • Collapse of Berlin Wall

    Collapse of Berlin Wall
    When this occured the Cold War basically came to an end. This made the West available in the middle of the East.
  • End of USSR

    End of USSR
    All fifteen republics of the Soviet Union as independent states. The only way to revive the economy, in the 1980s, Soviet - Gorbachev began a process to increasing political liberalization in the communist one-party state.