The cold war

The Cold War

  • Suez Cnal

    Suez Cnal
    An artificial sea-level waterway located in Egypt.
    HS: Allows transportation between Europe and Asia.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi was a Vietnamese revolutionary leader. He was president and Prime Minister for the republic of Vietnam for forty four years.He was a key figure in the foundation of Vietnam in 1945. He was very highly thought of. Even after his death, Vietnam renamed a city in his honor.
    HS: He was a major part of establishing Vietnam.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The Iron Curtain was not a physical barrier, but more of an imaginary line drawn across Europe after world war 2 until the end of the cold war laterr. It was a term from the Soviet Union trying to block themselves off from everyone.
    HS: It was a big symbol of the Cold WAr and the different sides.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    It was an American program to help support the Europeans.
    HS: Europe ended up having much growth and prosperity in the next years.
  • European Economic Cooperation

    European Economic Cooperation
    The European Economic Cooperation was coming from the Marshall Plan. It was an organisation with many strict principles along the lines of cooperating well with other countries and bettering their own country.
    HS: The historical significance of this organisation is that it was a great plan to help better Europe after such a rough and long time of war.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was an airlift that had an intent of providing food, fuel, and nesseceties to the people of West Berlin. The Russians had closed off access to Berlin so they were in great need of help.
    HS: It was one of the greatest air force acheivements during the Cold War. Also by doing this, it realled angered the Russians that the Allies acheived this and were testing their boundaries.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    An association of European and North American countries put together for the protection of countries that were members.
    HS: NATO was what got the u.s. through the Cold War
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was war between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It was the result of the dvision of Korea.
    HS: It made the final division of Korea to what it is now.
  • Explosion of the First Hydrogen Bomb

    Explosion of the First Hydrogen Bomb
    The first explosion of the hydrogen bomb was in the Pacific near the Matshall Islands, by U.S. scientists. It is sopposedely up to a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. It destroyed one island and left a 175 feet deep crater. It left a large amount of radiation.
    HS: This will forever from then on effect war and make us a bigger threat from the terror of this bomb.
  • Stalin

    Stalin was the leader for the Soviet Union for about 30 years.
    HS: Stalin took Russia through its post-war reconstruction phase and tried to help rebuild them.
  • Khrushchev

    Khrushchev was the leader of the Soviet Union in the beginning of the Cold War. He served many roles for the Soviet Union in his time and was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
    HS: He was resposible for some of the de-stalinziation.
  • KGB (Committee for State Security)

    KGB (Committee for State Security)
    The KGB was the main security agency for the Soviet Union. So the KGB was in role for almost forty years in Russia. It was basically the cheif government.
    HS: They handled all of the important intelligence operations for Russian of that time period.
  • Sputnik

    The Sputnik was the first artificial Earth Satelite.
    HS: It provided scientists with such new, important information
  • Berlin Wall is erected

    Berlin Wall is erected
    The Berlin Wall was created to separate West and East Berlin. The Russians in East Berlin did not want their citezens escaping over to the East side. It stood tall for 28 years.
    HS: It was a symbol of the start of the Cold War and the division of Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the major confrontations of the war. It was a crisis between the Soviet Union, United States, and Cuba. The United States kept Cuba from firing a missile that was 90 miles from Florida.
    HS: The Cuban Missile Crisis could have devasted the United States.
  • Brezhnev

    Leonid Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize which is equal to the U.S. Noble Peace Prize.
    HS: He was suspected to have helped calm the tensions between the Soviet Union and US
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a military campaign. It was about attacks being made during a time that they were not sopposed to be.
    HS: It made the Communists look bad.
  • Helsinski Accords

    Helsinski Accords
    It was the final act of the Conference on Security and Co-Operation in Europe. held in Helsinski, Finland (hence the name.) Thirty three states signed it. They were an attempt to improve things with the communists and others.
    HS: It did not stick, but was a good try for a while. It did not have treaty status.
  • Peoples Republic of China

    Peoples Republic of China
    China is located in East Asia. It is a sovereign state. It is the second largest country.
    HS: Their government was then recognised by the U.S.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Iranian Hostage Crisis
    The Iranian Hostage Crisis was a crisis between Iran and the U.S. where fifty two Americans were held hostage for 444 days. Islamist militants and students that supported their revolution carried out this activity. The Americans were from the Embassy of Tehran. They were a long time later released.
    HS: It has caused tensions with us and Iranians, but also helped us become more cautious.
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    The Moscow Olympics were held by the Soviet Union but it was held in Moscow. Many countries boycotted the games and it was a world contreversy.
    HS: It was a huge historical event that leaves tensions still today.
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    The 1984 Summer Olympics was held in Los Angeles, California, United States. It was given to the U.S. by default, because Tehran declined. They were boycotted by Iran, Libya, the Soviet Untion, Cuba, and East Germany.
    HS: the 1984 Olympics were considered the most successful summer olympics ever.
  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl was a nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. It was under the direct jurisdiction of the Soviet Union.
    HS: It was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and was rated a level seven event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    The Geneva Accords are agreements on the settlement on the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. It was signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was an agreemnt of mutual relations, the return of Afghan refugees, and many related activites. It ended about a year later.
    HS:The civil war continued even after the removal of Soviet troops
  • Ruussian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Ruussian Invasion of Afghanistan
    The Russian invasion of Afghanistan was between soviet led Afghan troops and a group called the Mujahideen. It lasted about a decade.
    HS: it ended with many Afghan people leaving their country
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Perestoika is a political movement for the Communist party. The Glasnost is a policy that says there should be complete openness and transparency.
    HS: They effected the way Europe was ran.
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

    Berlin Wall is torn down
    The Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989 as a symbol of freedom for the people of Berlin. The governemnt finally tore a majority of it down. Even to this day some of the wall has still been in the process of being taken down.
    HS: The falling of the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the fact that Berlin could be just one place, once again. It symbolized freedom for their people.
  • Gorbachev

    He was the first and last Soviet Union president. On March 15, 1990 he was elected the president of the Soviet Union. He had many important roles in Russia before that position.
    HS: He was the first and last president of the Soviet Union. His rule did not last long.
  • Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland
    Lech Walesa was an electrician. He from there worked his way up to being the President of Poland for five years. The solidarity movement in Poland was a broad anti-bureaucratic social movement.
    HS: It advanced worker rights and social change.
  • End of the USSR

    End of the USSR
    The end of the USSR was dissolved with a declaration. This declaration stated the independence of the twelve Republics of the Soviet Union. It created the Commonwealth of Independence of States. Gorbachev also resigned the next day and the Soviet Union flag was removed from the Kremlin.
    HS: The end of the Soviet Union changed history in the making, just because things would be very different if Russia was still going by the ways of the Soviet Union.