Events of the Cold War

  • China Becomes Communist

    China Becomes Communist
    Communism was brought to China by Moa Zedong, who was at the time a relatively young leader that beleived in Communism, He orginized the Autumn Harvest uprising which fails.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    This was a program that aided a struggeling Europe at the end of WWII. The plan lasted for four years. The goal of this plan was to help return Europe to its former glory.
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of NATO
    Nato is a multi country military allience. This was created in 1948 as a result of the treaty of brussels. The main object of this agreement was to create a force that could defend itself against the USSR during the cold war
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    This was a war between south korea, supported by the U.S., and north Korea, supported by China. This war was mostly caused by dividing Korea. This war only lasted a little over three years.
  • Creation of the Warsaw Pact

    Creation of the Warsaw Pact
    This was a defense treaty that was signed by eight communist states. This was signed on May 14, 1955 in Warsaw. This was the soviets rebbutle to the creation of NATO.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    This was a military conflict during the cold war between soviet and anti-soviet powers. This was an extremly bloody war that lasted just under nineteen and a half years. This war has also been called the vietnam conflict or the second indochina war.
  • Soviet launch Sputnik

    Soviet launch Sputnik
    Sputnik 1 was the first earth artificial satellite sent into space. That feat was seen as a huge victory for the U.S.S.R. and sent America into a worried frenzy. This started the space race/space age of countries trying to flex their tecnologic supperiorities.
  • Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba

    Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
    Fidel castro becomes the 16th prime minister of cuba. He does this during the cuban revolution as he rallied many of the people. He was famous for smoking his cuban cigars. He also had a pretty sweet beard.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The bay of pigs was an attempt by the U.S. government to overthrow the communist dictator Fidel Castro by using Cuban exiles that failed miserably. Fun fact: Mr. Martin, the psychology teacher, had this topic for his college thesis paper. That fact wasn't that fun.
  • The Berlin Wall Goes Up

    The Berlin Wall Goes Up
    After WWII Berlin was divided into four sectors that the citizens could move freely through. As the cold war progressed, these freedoms soon became restricted. The creation of this wall came to a suprise to the western powers, but did not challenge it. Construction began on Augest 13, 1961.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The soviets deployed missles to cuban, which was within launch distance of U.S. soil. The U.S. took this as a huge threat and retaliated with threating to strike. This standoff was ended by Khrushchev's choice to remove the missles.
  • 1980 Olympic Hockey game

    1980 Olympic Hockey game
    The U.S. olympic hockey team beats the heavily favored Russian team in the heat of the cold war. This has to be one of the most memorable sport stories of all times. The U.S. went on to win gold by beating Finland.
  • US Invades Grenada

    US Invades Grenada
    THE U.S. invades grenada because they felt like ti. 'Murica.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    The berlin wall was theoriticly torn down on this historic day which marked the approaching end of the cold war. Citizens would come to the wall to knock off parts of the wall to keep like woodpeckers. It was a day of joy and harmony.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
    Declaration № 142-H announced the independence of all the states that had been in the soviet union. This event marked the end of the cold war, with the western powers the victor.