Early Cold War

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    It was created to fight the spread of Communism, as the government was afraid that if a few small, weak countries like Greece and Turkey would become Communist, then it would lead to a Domino effect that would lead other countries to fall to Communism, and would hurt the US's idea of free trade and capitalism.
  • US leaves Korea

  • CIA is Established

    CIA is Established
    The CIA has three activities: gather information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals; analyzing that information, along with intelligence gathered by other U.S. intelligence agencies, in order to provide national security intelligence assessment to senior United States policymakers. The agency gan also be ordered to carry out or overseeing covert activities and some tactical operations by its own employees, by members of the U.S. military. Was helpful during Cuban Missle...
  • Truman Desegregrates Military

  • Successful Soviet Atomic Bomb Tesst

    This events importance was that the US and the President relize that we are not on top anymore. Also President Truman to order development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. This started a nuclear arms race.
  • China falls to Communism

  • Korean War begins

  • US invades South Korea

  • UN pushes Communism back to 38th parallel

  • Truman fires MacArthur

  • US develops H-bomb

  • Korean War Armistice

  • CIA supports coup in Iran

  • Secy of State John Foster Dulles announces US Policy massive retaliation

  • CIA supports coup in Guatemala

  • Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser recognizes People's Republic of China, opens talks with USSR

  • Egyptian President Nasser attempts to nationalize Suez Canal

  • Polish revolt against Soviets

  • Britian and France seize Suez Canal

  • Pr01esident Eisenhower announces what becomes known as "Eisenhower Doctrine"

  • Soviets successfully launch Sputnik satellite into orbit

  • Death of Joseph Stalin

  • Hungarians revolt against Soviets