The Cold War
Korean Waro North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea
o North Koreans headed south and demolished all opposition
o The UN labeled North Korea as Aggressors
o Member states of the UN had to send military assistance
o North Korea still headed south despite that, the goal was to take the port of Pusan (vital port)
o General MacArthur managed to get North Korea running back north by cutting communication and having a massive aerial force.
o As North Korea fled, MacArthur ordered a pursuit, as the UN forces dr
Stalemate- Korean Waro There was a land stalemate on both sides, talks began and lasted 2 years.
o thousands of prisoners were released on both sides
End of the Korean Waro Estimated Death toll: 4,302,078 (rough estimate)
o Estimated Wounded toll: 891,675 (rough estimate)
o Estimated Captured toll: 123,060 (rough estimate)
Vietnam War Begins
Berlin Wall is builto Stood for 28 years
o The wall was built to prevent East German citizens from crossing the border.
o Built in the dead of night while everyone was sleeping. Whatever side you were on when the wall was built was the side you were stuck on.
o Stretched over 100 miles
o Wrapped around west berlin effectively cutting west berlin off from east Germany
o In total about 5,000 people made it across the wall
Cuban Missle Crisiso 13 days in October 1962
o Possible Nuclear War
o An American spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missiles being built on Cuba.
o Kennedy placed a naval blockade around Cuba; the aim was to “quarantine” or to stop soviets from bringing in more military supplies.
Cuban Missile Crisis ends
Reagan Govenor to California
SALT Treatyo Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
o November 1969-May 1972
o The U.S and the Soviet Union negotiated the first agreements to place limits and restraints on their most important armaments
o There were a series of Treaties put in place to end the seemingly never ending completion in defensive systems.
o Not very successful
o The Soviet Union began to develop antiballistic missile systems, the US began to develop their own in 1967
SALT II Treatyprimary goal of SALT II was to replace the Interim Agreement with a long-term comprehensive Treaty providing broad limits on strategic offensive weapons systems
Reagan succeeded as Govenor
Vietnam War Endso Withdrawal began in July of 1969.
o Nixon expanded to war to other countries in an attempt to bring a faster end to hostilities.
o Peace talks began in France on January 25th 1969.
o After the US had withdrawn the majority of its troops, North Vietnam staged another massive attack.
o last of the US troops withdrawn on January 27th 1973.
o left knowing South Vietnam could not stand another massive attack.
o On July 2nd,1976, VietnaVietnam was reunited as the Socialist Republic Vietnam
Ronald Reagan takes office
Reagan assassination attemptonly 69 days into new administration
Gorbachev takes office in Soviet Union
Reagan leaves office
Berlin Wall taken down
START treatybilateral treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms
Gorbachev leaves office
post cold war