Cold War Timeline

  • Cold War begins

    The cold war was a very tense time period between the U.S and the Soviet Union
  • CIA

    The main purpose of the CIA is to gather intelligence instead of the U.S military to avoid conflict with other countries
  • Marshall Plan

    It was a plan that secretary of state George Marshall created to help European countries recover their economy after WWII so that they didn't fall under communist rule
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    Berlin Blockade

    This was to soviets attempt at blocking out all outside resources going in and out of the communist side of Berlin to starve the people into communist submission
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    Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift was the United Kingdom and U.S. response to the Berlin Blockade where they would fly supplies into east Berlin to support the people living there because Stalin blocked off all the resources going into and out of east Berlin
  • NATO

    NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Orginization) is an alliance between 26 countries in Europe and North America to make sure there is peace and security in the north atlantic region
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    Korean War

    The Korean War was America's first hot conflict during the Cold War because North Korea turned communist and America sent in troops to try and contain it from spreading into South Korea
  • Warsaw Pact

    This was Stalin's response to NATO created during the Cold War basically an alliance between all of the countries under Stalin's control except for a few
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    Vetnam War

    It was a hot conflict during the cold war era that was fought between the vietcong south vietnam and the U.S where the U.S tried to stop north vietnam from turning all of vietnam communist but they ended up turning the whole country communist
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    Space Race

    This was basically a competition between the Soviet Union and the U.S to one up each other with space exploration
  • Sputnik

    This was the first satellite sent into space ever and it was sent by the Soviet Union
  • NASA

    NASA is the National Aeronautic and Space Administration it's responisble for Americas space exploration and Americas space program for aeronautics and aerospace research
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    Bay of Pigs

    This was a failed invasion of Cuba by CIA trained Cuban exiles to over throw Fidel Castro's control over Cuba
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    Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was a wall constructed by communist east Germany to keep people from going in and out of east berlin
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    Cuban Missle Crisis

    was a confrontation between cuba and the U.S.S.R against the U.S this was the closest we ever came to a nuclear war
  • Tet Offensive

    The purpose of the Tet Offensive was to utilize the element of surprise and strike military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.
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    This was Richard Nixon's plan as a result of the Tet Offensive from the vietcong
  • The Fist Man on the Moon

    This was the first time a man has ever been on the moon
  • Kent State Shootings

    The Kent State Shootings was a shooting at Kent State in Ohio by the Ohio National Guard where thirteen students were injured and four were killed the students were protesting the American invasion of Cambodia