End of the cold war

The Cold War

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  • Satlin

    Leader of the Soviet Union in the 1920's until his death in 1953. He transformed the Soviet Union into something people did not like. He spread the idea of Communism and made people follow his rule.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    A wall seperating Europe into two different areas. Lasted from the end of WWII until the end of The Cold War. It was the Soviet Union's attempt at seperating itself from the rest of Europe.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    It is the world's largest international organization. It was created to enforce international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam was unified under a communist government. In 1986, the government started a series of economic and political reforms, which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world's economy.
  • European Economic Cooperation

    European Economic Cooperation
    The European League for Economic Cooperation was founded in 1946 by Paul Van Zeeland, Józef Retinger and Pieter Kerstens. Emerged from the Marshall Plan.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    It was an international relations policy set up by Harry Truman. It stated that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey to help prevent them from falling to Soviet powers.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    It was an American program to aided European countries by giving them money to help rebuild after WWII. It was significant because the US was trying to keep other countries from falling to Soviet influence.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    A military alliance between a bunch of countries.
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    Korean War

    It was a war between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It was also an effort to stop the spread of Communism into South Korea.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader and prime minister. Also was the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • First Hydrogen Bomb

    First Hydrogen Bomb
    United states bombed Hiroshima as a sign of 'Hey we can hurt you so don't mess with us.'
  • Khrushchev

    He led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He was First Secretary of the Communist Party of The Soviet Union from 1953-1964.
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    From 1954 until 1991, KGB was the Soviet Union's main security agency.
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    Conference took place in Geneva, Switzerland discussing Vietnam and trying to restore peace in Indochina.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    A mutual defense treaty between eight communist countries. Significant because it created a peace between communist countries.
  • Sputnik

    It was Russia's first artificial intelligance item into space. This was significant because it started the world in the Space Race.
  • Suez Canal/ Nasser

    Suez Canal/ Nasser
    A military and diplomatic confrontation in 1956 between Egypt, France, Britain, and Isreal. The US, Soviet Union, and UN played large roles in keeping it from becoming a big thing.
  • Berlin Wall Erected

    Berlin Wall Erected
    Barrier that was erected to seperate East and West Germany. Protected East Germans from escaping into non-communist Weat Germany.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Soviet Union sent nuclear missiles to Cuba. President Kennedy imposed a naval blockade to further prevent Soviet Shipments.
    Almost sent US and Cuba into Nuclear war.
    October 14 – 28, 1962
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  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Military campaign that was launched Jan. 30th that was between south Vietnam, US, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    The final conference concerning security and world peace held in Helsinki, Finland. Attempted to improve relations between the Communist bloc and the west.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Diplomatic crisis between Iran and the US. The Iran's took 52 Americans and held them hostage for 444 days.
  • Russian Incasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Incasion of Afghanistan
    Part of the Cold War fought between Soviet Union and Afghan forces. Significant because it was Russia trying to get more countries and more power.
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    Olympics held in Moscow, Russia. Significant because it was the first Olympics to be held in Easter Europe.
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    Olympics held in Los Angeles during a lot of conflicts. Significant because many European countries boycotted the olympics this year and did not enter.
  • Perestroika and Glasnot

    Perestroika and Glasnot
    These were Gorbachev's watch words for the renovation of the Soviet Union.
  • Chernobyl

    Major catastrophic nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl, Ukraine. This led to much nuclear waste laid accross must of the USSR and Europe.
  • Tiananmnen Square

    Tiananmnen Square
    Protests in the Spring of 1989 in Beijing by students. The citizens of China supported the protests. It showed that people weren't happy with their country.
  • Gorbachev

    Soviet Statesman. Served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • Berlin Wall is Torn Down

    Berlin Wall is Torn Down
    Official date of the taearing down of the Berlin Wall
  • Lech Walea and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Lech Walea and the Solidarity Movement in Poland
    President and co-founder of the Solidarity movemnet in Poland. He transformed Poland.
  • End of USSR

    End of USSR
    Gorbachev resigned and this was the end of the USSR. After he resigned it became the Russian Federation.
  • Putin

    Russin politician who was president of Russia since the 7 of May 2012. He was also president in 2000-2008. Made many changes in Soviet Union and Russia.