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The Cold War

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  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Conference at the end of the war in Europe between the USA, Russia, and UK. Discussion of the post-war Germany. Stalin promises free elections in Europe.
  • Atomic bomb - Hiroshima/Nagasaki -

    Atomic bomb - Hiroshima/Nagasaki -
    The USA created two atomic bombs to end the war quicker between Japan so that the soviet would not help due to belief that they would spread communism in Japan. The two bomb made, made Soviet rush into creating an atomic bomb so that the USA had no chance in having a upper hand. So with in a year the Soviet had one so the USA and Soviet had a tense stand off for a long time.
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    The USA asked there Russian american diplomat(George F Kennan) what was going on in the soviet Union. He sends back to the USA a telegraph under the name 'X'. Saying that the soviet is only wanting to take land from Europe but don't want the USA to intervene. So Kennan advised that the USA should try a containment policy (by setting blocks for the Soviet).
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Former British prime mister Winston Churchhill, in Missouri gave a speech on how it was important that the USA & Britain to guard against the Soviet from taking the rest of Europe. By the Iron curtain the Soviet union was bringing down ( a imaginary barrier the Soviet taking unwilling countries as he own and under communism
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Harry S. Truman made a action which he asked the Congress if they could in act on to give $400 milllion in military and economic assistance to Turkey and Greece
  • Marshall Project

    Marshall Project
    US sponsored program to help rebuild the economy of Europe this program was made by Secretary of State George Marshall
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    Where House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC),found that Hollywood(or movies) that giving hidden communist proagrana so they held hearing where 10 Hollywood screenwriters and directors where found under contempt for refuseing to answer congress questions. Many actors where blacklist due to apart of the hearings
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    The Chinese Communist Revolution was lead by a communist leader called Mao Zedong, This revolution made China be know as People's Republic of China declaring it self a Republic for the other countries to knowledge them as one. The USA is not happy about this event because communism is spreading through Asia with Mao Zedong leading it.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    This blockade was a way the soviet thought that would control the Western control over eastern Berlin by not allowing western allies railway, road,and canal that one used by the allies sectors of Berlin
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    In respond to the Berlin Blockade, The Usa had a aircraft program that would drop survial supplies to help the straving berliners in eastern berlin. The Soviet never once attack the pliots
  • NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization made by the USA was an allience with countries that would raival against the central and eastern Europe taken by the soviet union
  • Alger Hiss case

    Alger Hiss case
    Alger Hiss was a former U.s State department official was accused of giving top secert military info to the Soviet union in exchange for money he went to court was sentenced to 5 years in prison later would executed.As well lied under oath in the trail
  • First Soviet bomb test

    First Soviet bomb test
    The soviet union was testing out there atomic bomb known as Joe -1 in Semipalatinsk Test Site, in Kazakhstan.
  • Rosenberg trial

    Rosenberg trial
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg went on trail for being accused by the crime of espionage.Where the first american citizens belief of being spy for soviet union. Giving serect info about the atomic bomb under the Manhattan project giving it to Soviet union. Later where found as guilty and given the death penalty.
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    The french had controlled over Vietnam but due to Vinh Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu by the leadership of (Ho Chi Minh) was what lead to the end of the French rule got only to the north of Vietnam due to the Geneva conference. Where Ho Chi Minh was a threat due to be being a communist so the USA have to get into a war with him due to their foreign polices .
  • Army-McCarthy hearings

    Army-McCarthy hearings
    The hearing where held to seeing which accusations where fact based and which was made up between the two different statement between the United States army and Senator McCarthy had. An investigation held the Usa subcommittee senate
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    This conference was to hold a meeting to come in agreement to solve the issues from the Korean War who attended where representatives of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, France, Laos, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union, the Viet Ho chi Minh (i.e., the North Vietnamese)
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw pact was an alliance between the soviet union(creator) and seven other countries Eastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania. To fight against the NATO alliance.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian where revolted against Stalinist government to imposed the polices by USSR
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    This is the conflict started between the USA and Soviet union due to the event of a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces. Was spying on the soviet union flowed by Gary powers a USA pilot
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    The Bay of Pigs invasion was mission made by Harry Truman approve by JFK to stop the revolt in Cuba created by the communist leader (Fidel Castro) they failed this mission the Cuban exiles armed and trained by the USA where not being able to land on the bay of pigs to stop the revolt due to JFK backing out not funding much
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built by the soviet union in order to control people in east Berlin from physical crossing and not be influence by the West Berlin because many where leaving to join West Berlin. More then 100 died crossing or even more
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    USA airplanes flying over Cuba caught pictures of Cuba getting helped by the soviet union to set nuclear weapons to target and destroy the USA. Due to this It took 13 days and with a blockade. Close case of them launching their nuclear bombs at each other which would kill everyone. The Soviet union and USA did not want that to happen. So they made an agreement if the soviet union moved their nuclear bombs from Cuba if the USA moved it from Turkey
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    The 35th president at the time for the cold war was shot by a sniper(Lee Oswald) from the back of the head while he was riding through Dealey Plaza
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    The congress was approving this act it had given most of it power to then president Johnson to do what ever he felt in order to keep communism and safety/ peace for south Asia countries
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    This made action done in Vietnam by the USA military and the biggest military campaigns for the Vietnam war
  • 1968 riots at Democratic convention

    1968 riots at Democratic convention
    The democratic convention was held in International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois held when a lot riots, political mess, and lots Americans where upset happening so mass group (riots) was heading that way.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The students of Kent state where protesting the bombing of Cambodia where then the Ohio National Guard killing four and injuring nine students
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    Nixon was the president to pull out American solider out of Vietnam leaving the South Vietnam to claim it and now had to defense itself from north Vietnam with aid of USA by supplies only. By how many American where upset of us being there.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The south Vietnam had control of Vietnam by where the USA had control of but People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong fell under Ho chi meh and North Vietnam now had all control of it.
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    Ronald Reagan Was the 49th president and would be the president to end the cold war later on making the soviet union fall
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    Reagan announced on a tv station that they were going to start a new program that they use space lazars would take down any nuclear coming there way. So that the Soviet would soon give up to the fact that they could not compete with the USA
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    President Reagan went to the Berlin to deliver a speech in his speech he was calling out the leader of the Soviet Union at the time Gorbachev even though he was not protected their. With this famous lines Gorbachev, tear down this wall for. Later on Gorbachev would allow the Berlin wall to be teared down,
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall built to not allow the side the soviet ruled over of Berlin to see east Berlin due to being more pleasing looking , That many west Berliners would run to the east.. So when Berlin's wall was teared down this and other events allowed the soviet union to fall