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The Cold War

By hydeh
  • The Russian Revolution 1917

    The Russian Revolution 1917
    The Russian Revolution was the first successful communist revolution in the world. It laid the ideological groundwork for the differences that would become the Cold War in the 20th century
  • Geneva Conventions

    Geneva Conventions
    The Geneva Conventions were a staple of war and would determine if war crimes were committed and were to make a common set of rules for the parties involved to follow to keep war as humane as possible. It included rules about medics, POWs, and various weapon restrictions.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam Conference was a meeting between the world leading powers of the time to discuss the future of Europe and the war.
  • The Atomic Bomb

    The Atomic Bomb
    The Atomic Bomb allowed America to end the war with Japan and caused tensions with Russia and caused them to rush to make their own atomic bomb.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    A boundary that the Soviet Union had made splitting Europe into 2 separates zones as the Soviet's "Buffer Zone", and the other zone being owned by Capitalism.
  • The Hollywood 10

    The Hollywood 10
    The Hollywood 10 were people who refused to answer questions to HUAC about communism. Then they denied to answer they were put in contempt of court and also blacklisted from most film companies, their careers were over.
  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    The Truman doctrine was a major change in foreign policy since america is now one of the most helpful and biggest superpowers in the world
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Marshal Plan was a massive economic assistance plan towards the rebuilding of European countries like England. It was paid by many different countries to help rebuild damage, give food to the citizens, gave technical support, home building supplies, fishing nets, money, construction supplies, and fuel.
  • The Molotov Plan

    The Molotov Plan
    The Molotov Plan was the Soviets version of the Marshall plan providing aid to the countries that are inline with the Soviets ideology of Communism.
  • The Berlin Blockade

    The Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was made by the Soviets on their side of Berlin, with the Blockade the east side owned by the U.S., France, and Britain was cut off from electricity, food, and medical supplies.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    With the Berlin Blockade causing West Berlin to have no electricity, food, or Medical Supplies, America started the Berlin Airlift which was a plan to drop supplies on West Berlin to allow them to thrive with Americas supplies instead of their blocked off ones.
  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was a American made Organization that had the plan to have a united defense against soviet aggression.
  • The Soviet Bomb Test

    The Soviet Bomb Test
    The Soviet's bomb test was earlier done then expected which added the suspicion of Soviet spies in the Manhattan Project. It also took out America's trump card if the soviets ever decided to attack.
  • The Alger Hiss Case

    The Alger Hiss Case
    The Allen Hiss trial was about a old American state employee being accused of spying for the soviets. They had no evidence until the McCarthy started his speeches and added fear to the community. Allen Hiss was convicted anyway.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War was the first time America used their military in defense against Communism in Korea.
  • Rosenburg Trial

    Rosenburg Trial
    The Rosenberg was a speedy trial but not a fair one. They were accused of sending US bomb secrets to the soviets. They were quickly sentenced to die in the electric chair, they died.
  • Army-McCarthy hearings

    Army-McCarthy hearings
    McCarthy started the Red Scare era with his accusations and the list of confirmed communists in the state. McCarthy caused many to be jailed and was eventually exposed during the Army-McCarthy Hearings. During the hearings his responses and lack of respect discredited what he has ever said and people lost faith in him.
  • The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    The Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    The battle of Dien Bien Phu was the battle between the French and the Vietnamese for the occupation of Vietnam. The battle resulted with the Vietnamese winning against the French and the French leaving Vietnam while telling America it's their issue now.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was a retaliation from the NATO treaty from america in which the Soviet Union and its colonies under Soviet Control became part of the Warsaw pact which was a agreement to strengthen the soviets power over its colonies.
  • The Hungarian Revolution

    The Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution was a revolution that was lead by Khrushchev in which he attacked during Stalin's rule. During the Revolution it caused riots in the cities and brutal damage.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U-2 Incident was a confrontation between the US and the soviets where the Soviets were shooting down American's U-2 Recon planes which sparked the conference in Paris between the US, the soviets, UK, and France.
  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion
    America was worried due to the new Leader Fidel Castro that looked and acted like a communist to be a threat to the US. The US planned an Armed invasion of Cuba but due to JFK denying air and other support the plan failed horribly, which then the US thought that the Soviets would try and help cuba due to our failure.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    West Berlin was thriving with the capitalist democracy fueling the economic power of West Germany. East Germany talked with JFK and he asked to get rid of the troops stationed in the city in which JFK stood his ground and they decided to make a physical barrier separating the towns.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Soviet Union was attempting to make Missile Sites on Cuba for a possible Nuclear attack. Military forces got prepared for a invasion of Cuba, the US made missiles ready to destroy the soviets main cities of an attack were to occur and before anything was to happen JFK met with the Soviet ambassador and diplomacy prevailed with Khrushchev agreeing to stop building nuclear weapons on Cuba
  • The Assassination of Diem

    The Assassination of Diem
    The Assassination of Diem became inevitable when Diem became wealthy with power and became a more of a menace then an ally. The Americans originally supported him against the communist leader of the opposing side and Diem eventually became a liability due to his terrible actions and not proving the american way to be the best way. America eventually agreed to help in his assassination.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    JFK was assassinated by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald, he was a past U.S. soldier that believed in communism and turned towards it and resented JFK for his stance against the Soviets
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was the product of a miscommunication and America believing in a ship down due to a Vietnamese attack. Because of the complication President Johnson provided the resolution which gave him the ability to do what he thought needed to be done. The Resolution wasn't a declaration of war. The resolution resulted in over half a million soldiers being stationed in Vietnam and tension between the two colonies.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder was a plan to continuously bomb north Vietnam carpet bombing style covering every inch of land possible and to break the morale and will of the north Vietnamese.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a series of Vietcong attacks against the Americans in the heart of South Vietnam. It was a ruthless battle and ended up with the Vietcong being almost wiped out alone with the North Vietnam army but also was seen as a defeat for the Americans.
  • The Assassination of MLK

    The Assassination of MLK
    The assassination of MLK raged the country and made the country break out in riots and fighting the chaos was overwhelming and the President enacted the apostle of nonviolence crying out to stop the violence crippling a country that is already burdened with the problems of Vietnam.
  • The Assassination of RFK

    The Assassination of RFK
    In the middle of RFK's speech he was shot shocking the world that 2 of the Kennedy Brothers have been killed. It made the world weep at the chance of having another amazing Kennedy both having the same goal never see if they would be able to accomplish it.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The soviets invaded Czechoslovakia to stop the reform happening. The Czechs were trying to get rid of communism and the Soviets didn't like that and decided to invade the Czechs.
  • Riots at the Democratic Convention

    Riots at the Democratic Convention
    The riots occurred due to the democrats being the majority of protesters for the Vietnam war. The National Guard got involved and the protesters were determined to make their candidate notice the problem and make steps to help the protests. Many people got hurt and caused problems
  • Election of Richard Nixon

    Election of Richard Nixon
    Nixon has had a position in the government for some time, he got a seat at congress in 1946, Got elected into senate in 1950 ,and he became vice president under Eisenhower in 1953. Nixon was destined to be President someday and won the Presidential election by a land slide with 301 to 191 electoral votes, 32 to 12 state votes, and had a 43.7 vote percentage. Nixon was a well beloved man until the watergate scandal came about and impeachment started.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The Kent State Murders were a staple in US history and horrified civilians at the fact that the National Guard will kill unarmed citizens. The country wanted to protest the Vietnam war more because of the killings, and it made the soldiers question why they are fighting the Vietnamese
  • Nixon visits China

    Nixon visits China
    Nixon went to china and established a relationship with Zhou Enlai. Nixon visiting china was the first time in 25 years in which diplomatic ties were made between the 2 countries.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    After a long time of fighting North Vietnam and South Vietnam signed a ceasefire along with Nixon. It was the end of the Vietnam war for the US.
  • The Fall of Saigon

    The Fall of Saigon
    The fall of Saigon was after the ceasefire signed by the Americans, the Americans had left South Vietnam at this point. The People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong started the attack on Saigon and have taken Saigon after the attack while the Americans help the South Koreans escape.
  • Reagan Elected

    Reagan Elected
    Reagan was elected in 1980 as the 40th president of the united states.Reagan had been a governor for California from 1967 to 1975
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    The SDI also known as "Star Wars" was a Strategic Defense Initiative, it was a plan to use lasers to take down missiles sent from the soviet union.
  • Geneva Conference with Gorbachev

    Geneva Conference with Gorbachev
    The Geneva Conference was a conference between Reagan and Mikhail. The conference was the first time international diplomatic relations were made between the Soviets and the Americans. The Convention was held to discuss issues about the missile conflicts.
  • "Tear down this wall" speech

    "Tear down this wall" speech
    The greatest speech that Reagan ever made. Reagan made a speech about the Berlin wall telling Mikhail to tear it down. Reagan made the whole nation eager to have the wall tore down.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    As the cold war began to end and Reagan's speech fueling the fire on the cold walls it began the Berliners to chant and agree with Reagan and yell Tor Auf which means open the gate. The wall was then tore down and Germany was reunited once again