The Cold War

By TraeT
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Churchill gives his speech describing the divide between democracy and communism as an iron curtain.
  • Greek Revolution

    Revolution in Greece based upon communism.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Through this doctrine the U.S started their containment policy.
  • Marshall Plan

    The U.S program designed to aid Europe to rebuild economies that the US fought in during WWII
  • Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia

    The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, with Soviet help, gained controll of their government which lead to four decades od dictatorship.
  • Berlin Blockade

    The Soviets blocked roads leading into Berlin thus resticting the US to democratic areas within Berlin.
  • US airlifts

    In response to the Berlin Blockade, the US flew over the blockades to aid the democratic territories in Berlin.
  • Warsaw Pact

    a mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of Eastern Europe. This treaty was signed under the initiative of the Soviet Union.
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    Vietnam War

    War against communist ran North Korea and South Korea which was supported by the US and other anti-communist nations.
  • U2

    Soviets found and shot down US spy plane U2 flying over Soviet territory.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    The Soviets constructed a wall splitting democratic Berlin from their communist territories mainly to keep people from fleeing their territories.
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    Cuban Missle Crisis

    For 13 days the US and the Soviet Union were on the verge of a nuclear war. The Soviets had missles in America's backdoor, Cuba.
  • Collapse of the Berlin Wall

    The wall dividing Berlin that the Soviets had established was brought down thus making Barlin one again.