The Cold War

By Fiscus
  • SALT Treaty Talks

    Strategic Arms Limitations Talks lasted 3 years. This limited nuclear warfare.
  • Civil War in Nicaaragua

    General José María Moncada fought for those who wanted independance.
  • Korean War

    North Korea invaded South Korea. The US supported South Korea by providing naval and military help.
  • Mao Zedong takes control of China

    Mao Zedong was a communist. He recieved support from the Soviet Union.
  • Vietnam War

    The war was Vietnam versus France. Vietnam wanted independdance from France.
  • Soviet invasion of Hungary

    Hungarians fought for a noncommunist government. Imre Nagy came to power and found a government that had communism and noncommunism.
  • Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

    Castro led the Cuban People's Party in fighting the government. He believed the government was doing things to benefit U.S. corporations. He became leader of Cuba in 1959.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    A failed U.S. attempt to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Soviet Union placed missiles in Cuba so they would be prepared to attack the U.S. This was the closest the U.S. came to nuclear war.
  • Soviet Invasion of Czechoslavakia

    Czechoslavakia declined joining with Soviet Union military.
  • Nixon visits China

    During this trip Nixon and Mao Zedong important issues about the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    Afganistan was on the verge of civil war. Soviets later vetoed the plan to invade Afghanistan.
  • Revolution in Iran

    Revolution was based of Islam
  • Iran/Iraq War

    War was due to Persian-Arab conflict.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev takes control of USSR

    Became General Secretary of Communist Party. Wanted to change socialism.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The wall seperated East and West Germany, in 1989 the wall was torn down.
  • Soviet Union Falls Apart

    USSR states recieved independance making the Soviet Union 15 different states.