The Cold War

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    Former US president. President during the cold war.
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    Nikita Khrushchev

    Leader for the Soviet Union. The main leader during the cold war.
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    Kim Il Sung

    Founder of North Korea. Became the first ruler of north Korea.
  • Yalta/Potsdam Conferences

    Yalta/Potsdam Conferences
    The US, Soviet Union, and GB joined together to discuss re-gathering Europe after WWII. They decided to divide Germany into sections and have them ruled by the allied powers.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill gave a speech saying that Russia had an "Iron Curtain" over eastern Europe. He meant that they had power over almost all of eastern Europe.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman had a plan to restore Europe. He planned to send resources to places that were destroyed in WWII and rebuild their cities.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was when the US was sending planes full of supplies and food to Berlin Germany. This was somewhat ironic because the US was sending supplies to the country that they had just previously destroyed.
  • Nato

    An alliance between the US and most of western Europe. The alliance was made to protect from an attack from the Soviet Union.
  • North Korean Invasion

    North Korean Invasion
    North Korea invaded South Korea. The US sent troops because they wanted to protect the South and contain the spread of communism.
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    Korean War

    A war that was fought between north and south Korea. This was like the US and USSR fighting with each other because both sides of Korea were lead by these countries.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Soviet Union created an alliance with most of eastern Eurasia. A counteract for the NATO alliance.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    A large part of the Cold War. The Soviet Union and US were competing to see who could get to space first.
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    Vietnam War

    The US didn't want communism to spread to south Vietnam.
  • Sputnik Launch

    Sputnik Launch
    The first satellite in space. Launched by the Soviet Union; a large step in the space race.
  • Non-aligned movement

    Non-aligned movement
    A group of countries that remained unaligned during the Korean War. Including India and Yugoslavia
  • 1st Man On The Moon

    1st Man On The Moon
    Neil Armstrong, US astronaut. Gave the US another leg in the space race.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    The agreement officially ended the Vietnam war. Concluded in a ceasefire in Vietnam.
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    Soviet-Afgan War

    The war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan. It started after the Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan
  • Soviet Withdraw from Afghanistan

    Soviet Withdraw from Afghanistan
    The USSR withdrew from Afghanistan because of economic issues.
  • Commonwealth of independent states

    Commonwealth of independent states
    A group of countries in Eurasia gained their independence from the Soviet Union when they turned into Russia.