Events of the cold war

  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    • American program to aid Europe where the us gave support to help rebuild Europe after wwii
    • Prevented the spread of communism
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of NATO
    United States and 11 other Western nations form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    • North Korea’s invasion of South Korea brought on a UN “police action”
    • Usa was trying to contain north Koreas army
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    nationalists attempting to unify Vietnam under a communists government
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    • Mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of eastern Europe
  • The Bay of Pigs

    The Bay of Pigs
    • 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the bay of pigs of the south coast of Cuba
    • When Castro came to power in Cuba, the us Gov. was worried and didn’t trust him.
    • We used ww2 b-26 bombers and painted them to look like Cuban air force planes
  • Berlin Wall Goes up

    Berlin Wall Goes up
    • Built to keep Germanys citizens from crossing the border
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Closest the world ever came to a nuclear war
    • United States armed forces were very prepared and Soviet commanders in Cuba was prepared to use nuclear weapons to defend themselves if invaded
  • Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba

    Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
    • first communist state in the Western Hemisphere
    • overthrew the Cuban government
    • batista fled Cuba because of war, then Castro came to power
  • China becomes Communist

    China becomes Communist
    • Mao turned on the Nationalists, the communist army took over and the CCP took power
    • Mao announced the peoples republic of china and china officially became communists
  • German Reunification

    German Reunification
    german democratic republic joined the federal republic of germany
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
    • Mikhail Gorbachev accomplished it
    • democracy over totalitarianism