Japanese invaded China, it was between Nationalists and communists.
, A U.S. Policy by President Harry Truman that freed nations threatened by internal or external opponents, mainly communism.
A U.S. program to help any European country that needed it.
Berlin Blockade/ Airlift
The Soviet Union blockaded Berlin from the rest of the world. America and British officials flew in food and supplies into Berlin in order to break the blockade
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Defensive military alliance formed by Canada, the U.S. and ten Western European Nations. It was created because of the fear of Soviet aggression.
Korean War Starts
North Korea went through 38 parallel and surprise attack on South Korea.
Military alliance formed by the soviet union and seven Eastern European Countries. It was a response to NATO.
Hungarian army and protesters joined to overthrow the government.
USSR develops atomic bomb
-Soviet Union made their own atomic bomb after the U.S. did.
Soviet unmanned satellite that made U.S. government give more money into science, mathematics, and foreign languages.
Soviets shot down a U-2 plane and captured its pilot. This brought mistrust and tensions between the superpowers.
USSR builds a wall preventing East Berliners from leaving.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Khrushchew secretly began building 42 missle sites in Cuba and then it was discovered by an American spy plane.
Vietnam War Starts
American planes bombed North Korea. The U.S. focused on the skies.
Revolt in Czechoslovakia
Communist parties enforce laws that limited human rights, freedom of speech, and religion. It was known as the prague spring and armed forces from Warsaw pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia to prevent satellite from rejecting communists.
Civil War in Nicaragua Starts
Communist Sandinista rebelled to Somoza’s son. Soviet Union and the U.S. aid them.
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Soviets Afghan communists to react quickly and withdraw.
Berlin Wall Falls
Egon Krenz, East German leader, opened the Berlin Wall. Berliners climbed the wall & celebrated.
Reunification of Germany
People feared that a united that a united Germany would try to dominate Europe. Germans learned from the past and believed in a democracy with human rights.
Tanks went into Moscow to ensure disobedience.
Fall of U.S.S.R.
Coup attempt angered communist party. Republic started declaring independence