The Cold War

  • Stalin

    Stalin
    He was the de facto leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. He is significant because he was a communist leader. He transformed the Soviet Union into something a lot of people did not like. He spread the idea of communism and made other countries follow his rule. He was a terrible and mean leader towards his people.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    It symbolized the ideological conflict and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991. It was significant because it was the Soviet Union's attempt to block itself from the rest of Europe.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    It is the world's largest, foremost, and most prominent international organization. The stated aims of the United Nations include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. It is significant because it was created to want peace for the world and is such a big allie group.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam
    Vietnam was then unified under a Communist government, but was politically isolated and impoverished. In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms, which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world economy. It is significant because it had a war and created a lot of trouble and got into communism.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    It was an international relations policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech[1] on March 12, 1947, which stated that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent them from falling into the Soviet sphere. It is significant because were were aiding coutnries in hope that they would not fall to communism and we'd make close allies to Russia (Soviet Union).
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    It was the American program to aid Europe, in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism. It is significant because the United States didn't want anyone else to fall to communism so they were basically paying people telling them not to fall to communism and that also helped the United States make allies with other countries.
  • European Economic Cooperation

    European Economic Cooperation
    It emerged from the Marshall Plan and the Conference of Sixteen (Conference for European Economic Co-operation), which sought to establish a permanent organisation to continue work on a joint recovery programme and in particular to supervise the distribution of aid It is significant because it provided economic co-operation formany countries.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The airlift was against the Soviet Union's ideas that the Allies had for Germany. It was significant because it was a start of the war and had blockades against countries.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    It is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty. It is significant because it was a military alliance in many countries.
  • Peoples Republic of China

    Peoples Republic of China
    It details the history of mainland China. It is significant because it is all the history of China against the communist of China.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    It was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It is significant because it was the primary result of the splitting of Korea.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    He was a Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was also prime minister. He was also president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He is significant because he is a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.
  • Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb

    Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb
    The code name for this was Ivy Mike. It was done by the United States. The significance of this is that the United States has a nuclear weapon on their hands that can ruin a whole city plus more during the war of World War II.
  • Khrushchev

    Khrushchev
    He led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. He was significant because he was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union.
  • KGB (Committee for State Security)

    KGB (Committee for State Security)
    It was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991. It was significant because it was the SU's secret police and protection.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    The Conference produced a declaration which supported the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Indochina. It is significant because it involved foreign involvement in Indochina.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    It was a mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War. It is significant because it involved communism. It was established under the Soviet Union.
  • Suez Cannal / Nasser

    Suez Cannal / Nasser
    It was a diplomatic and military confrontation in late 1956 between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw. It is significant because it drawed in many countries to fight and pick sides to continue on with fighting.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    It was the first artificial Earth satellite. It is significant because it was the first lead into space technology for the word.
  • Berlin Wall is erected

    Berlin Wall is erected
    It completely cut off west Berlin from east Germany. The Berlin wall is significant because it was basically saying that Berlin was Anti-Fascist.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It was were the Soviet Union was putting missiles onto Cuban soil. It is significant because it scared the United States so we sent in people to try to remove them but that didn't work. In the end they were removed from Cuba.
  • Brezhnev

    Brezhnev
    He was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He is significant because during his rule the Soviet Union's influence was greatly expanding along with their military
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    It was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It is significant because it was a lot of surprise attacks throughtout south Vietnam.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    It was the final act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe held in Helsinki, Finland. It is important because it involved a lot of countries signing a declaration to attempt to improve the Communist bloc and the west.
  • Iranian hostage crisis

    Iranian hostage crisis
    It was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. It is significant because 52 Americans were help hostage for 444 days by Islamist. It was taking in Iran as a blow towards America.
  • Russian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Invasion of Afghanistan
    It was part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the Mujahideen. It is significant because it involved many countries in reality against the soviet union.
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    This was the olympics that were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. It is significant because it was the first Olympics held in Eastern Europe.
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    It was the Olympics during the a lot of European crisis. It was significant because a lot of European countries boycotted or chose not to enter the Olympics.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Perestrokia and Glasnost were Mikhail Gorbachev's watchwords for the renovation of the Soviet body politic and society that he pursued as general secretary of the Communist Party from 1985 until 1991. It is significant because it was secretative.
  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl
    It was a as a catastrophic nuclear accident. It happened in Ukraine which was under authority of the Soviet Union. It is significant because the explosion and fire released radioactive particles into the atmosphere that expanded into Europe and Western USSR.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    The protests were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing in the spring of 1989 that received broad support from city residents and exposed deep splits within China's political leadership but were forcibly suppressed by hardline leaders who ordered the military to enforce martial law in the country's capital. It was significant because it showed that the people weren't happy with their country.
  • Gorbachev

    Gorbachev
    He was a soviet statemans in the Soivet Union. He served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He is significant because he was the first president of the Soviet Union.
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

    Berlin Wall is torn down
    The wall was not torn down completely in one day. The night that the date is posted is when people came and took sledgehammers and started to tear it down themselves. It is significant because it symbolizes people moving on and becoming equals.
  • Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland
    He was the co-founder of the Solidarity movement in Poland and served as President of Poland. It was significant because it transformed Poland.
  • Yeltsin

    Yeltsin
    He was a Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. He is significant because he was the first president of a free Russia. He provided a lot of de-stalinization and tried to improve Russia after the whole Soviet Union.
  • End of the USSR

    End of the USSR
    It was dissolved by the delcaration of the Soviet of the Republic of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. It was independence of 12 republics of the Soviet Union. It is significant because the Soviet Union became a democracy ending communism.
  • Putin

    Putin
    He is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. Putin was also previously the Chairman of United Russia. He is significant because he made a lot of changes in both the Soviet Union and Russia.