The Cold War

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  • US Drops both Atomic bombs

    US Drops both Atomic bombs
    The Us dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then the second one on Nagasaki.
  • Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

    Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill wrote this speech to inform Americans that there is a divide among us between Capitalism and Communism. ... "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was a program of economic aid offered by the U.S. to any European country. The plan was rejected outright by Stalin and any Eastern Bloc country considering accepting aid was reprimanded severely. Consequently the aid was only given to Western European Countries.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Russia’s response to the merger of the French, USA and UK partitions of Berlin was to cut all road and rail links to that sector. This meant that those living in Western Berlin had no access to food supplies and faced starvation. Food was brought to Western Berliners by US and UK airplanes, an exercise known as the Berlin Airlift.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    A force of Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA, aided by the US government attempted to invade Cuba and overthrow the Communist government of Fidel Castro. The attempt failed.
  • Tsar Bomba

    Tsar Bomba
    Largest nuclear device ever detonated and the most powerful man-made explosion in history.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A US spy plane reported sighting the construction of a Soviet nuclear missile base in Cuba. President Kennedy set up a naval blockade and demanded the removal of the missiles. War was averted when the Russians agreed on 28th October to remove the weapons. The United States agreed not to invade Cuba.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    JF Kennedy, while on a visit to Dallas was assassinated by Lee Harve who was later arrested for the murder but there has always been speculation that he was not a lone killer and that there may have been communist or CIA complicity.
  • Chernobyl Disaster

    Chernobyl Disaster
    An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine remains the worst nuclear disaster in history
  • End of Soviet Union

    End of Soviet Union
    Russia formally recognised the end of the Soviet Union