Cold War World History

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  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill delivers the speech in the United States. He is concerned about Soviet aggression in Eastern Europe. The Iron Curtain is the division between Capitalist Western Europe and Communist Eastern Europe. He wanted America to take a bigger role in Soviet aggression.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Harry S. Truman and the Unites States were involved with the Truman Doctrine. The Truman Doctrine started in March 12, 1947. The Truman Doctrine included Greece, Turkey, and the United States. The main purpose of the Truman Doctrine was so that the United States could help any country to counter communism in order to stop it from spreading.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Germany and the Soviet Union were mainly involved in the Berlin Blockade. In the Berlin Blockade, the Western Allies sources to approach the sectors of Berlin, had been blocked by the Soviet Union. The Berlin Blockade occurred during June 24, 1948 through May 12, 1949. The Cold War was the main cause of the Berlin Blockade happening. When Stalin was using salami tactics he was taking over eastern Europe and Czechoslovakia was now against Communist.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    Greece and Turkey were apart of the Marshall Plan. During the Marshall Plan, the U.S gave, close to $100 billion Us dollars to assist rebuilding Western European economies. The Marshall Plan started in April 3, 1948. The Marshall Plan was located in Europe. The Marshall Plan occurred so it could help recover economics of nations. This event happened because Eastern Europe was in need of assistance.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The USA, UK, Soviet Union, and Germany were apart of the Berlin Airlift. During the Berlin Airlift it was obvious that in West Berlin their Soviet Blockade had failed. Berlin Airlift started in June 24, 1948. It was located in Berlin and West Berlin. The Berlin Airlift happened because it was a response to the Soviet Blockade routes going into West Berlin.
  • Communists take over China

    Communists take over China
    Mao Zedong was involved in the Communists take over China. He led the Communists Party of China and won the Civil War against the Communists. The Communists take over started in October 1, 1949. China's citizens experienced starvation, extreme poverty, grief resulting and many deaths that lead to a Revolution. The Communists take over China happened in Beijing.
  • NATO

    The United States, Canada, Italy, and more were involved in the NATO. NATO is when twelve countries form an Alliance. NATO started in April 4, 1949. NATO happened in Washington D.C. It was created to stop the Soviet Union from spreading Communism in Europe. The U.S and several European nations came together to provide security against the Soviet Union.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was Korean Communists army invaded non-Communists South Korea. The Soviet Union helped North Korea invade the South. The Korean war started in 1950 and ended in 1953. It also took place in the Korean Peninsula. The 75,000 soldiers crossed the 38th parallel boundary between North and South Korea.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The United States, South Korea, Khmer Republic and many more were involved in the Vietnam War. There was a conflict between the communists government of North Vietnam against the government of South Vietnam and its ally's and the U.S. The Vietnam started in November 1,1955. The Vietnam War mainly took place in the South. The U.S. was scared that it would spread throughout South Vietnam.
  • Revolt in Hungary

    Revolt in Hungary
    In the Revolt in Hungary, Khrushchev, the Soviet Union and Joseph's Stalin's were involved. This event started in October 23, 1956. The location it took place was in Hungary and Hungarian People's Republic. The Revolt In Hungary happened because the Hungarian uprising was opposed the ruling Communist Party. The policy, Khrushchev's created had caused problems in Eastern European Communist Countries, which is how the revolt in Hungary happened.
  • Sputnik

    Mikhail Tikhonravov was a leader of a group of scientist that was apart of the Sputnik as well as the Soviet Union. During the Sputnik, it had ran out of battery after 1440 orbits of the Earth and it traveled 70 million km. Sputnik happened in October 4,1957. It was launched from the Tyuratam launch base to the Kazakh Republic. Sputnik happened because the satellite launched by the Soviet Union created Cold War tensions between the U.S and Soviet Union, as the new technology race continued.
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    Mao Zedong was the Party leadership and was involved in the Great Leap Forward. The First Five Year Plan was the successful economic reconstruction. The Great Leap Forward started in 1958. The Great Leap Forward took place in China. It modernize the Chinese economy after the Communists revolution.
  • Apollo program

    Apollo program
    NASA was apart of the Apollo program. During this program, for moon landing missions, they would Saturn V (5) rocket and during the last missions the astronauts drove a lunar rover on the moon. The Apollo program started in 1961. The main purpose of the Apollo program was to safely land astronauts on the moon and bring them back. The Apollo program was first created as a three man spacecraft and it was later a goal to land a man on the moon to President John F. Kennedy.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    John F. Kennedy Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro were involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union came together to nuclear conflict. The Cuban Missile Crisis started in 1962 and ended in 1962. When the Soviet Union started to make missile sites in Cuba and when the Cold War close to nuclear war.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Cultural Revolution
    Mao Zedong was known for leading the Cultural Revolution he was a Communists Party leader in China. He launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966 to 1976 reassert control over the Communists Party.
  • Revolt in Czechoslovakia

    Revolt in Czechoslovakia
    The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia first Secretary was Alexander Dubcek and was a replacement of Antonin Novotny who was the leader. Czechoslovakia was invaded to figure out the reformist in Prague. Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviet Union and led Warsaw Pact troops. Revolt in Czechoslovakia started in 1968.