The Cold War (Duck and Cover)

  • Suez Canal and Nasser

    Suez Canal and Nasser
    Suez crisis:UK France and Israel invaded Egypt and the anglo-french partnership entered the war on israel's side Historically significant because it caused the creation of the first united nations peacekeeping force.
  • Khrushchev

    He was the first secretary of the communist party in the soviet union. historically significant because he was responsible for the destalinization of the soviet union
  • Stalin

    One of the leaders of the communist party in the soviet union. historically significant because he helped reconstruct russia post WWII and that caused more tension that would lead up to the Cold War
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    Symbolized the conflict in Europe. Historically significant because it seperated Europe.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    Biggest international organization promoting cooperation internationally. Historically significant because it replaced the League of Nations after WWII
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman said that the US would support Greece and Turkey so they wouldn't become communist. historically significant because it became the base of American Cold War policies and changed from a relaxation period to one of containment.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    the US gave economic aid to help Europe rebuild the economy after WWII historically significant because it started the political reconstruction of Europe
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was an organized attempt made by the Western Allies to airlift supplies to people in West Berlin. It gave more hope to the people living in West Berlin.
  • NATO

    a group that agreed to defend each other in the event of an outside attack; 28 countries were a part of it. Historically significant because when it was changed after the cold war those changes contributed to the downfall of the soviet union
  • People's Republic of China

    People's Republic of China
    Fancy name for China. Lots of people. Became the People's Republic of China in 1949 (was known as ''communist china'' or ''red china'' during the cold war) Historically significant because throughout its changes communist ideas became looser but they are still considered communist
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    It was a war between North and South Korea that was brought on mainly by the division of Korea at the end of WWII. historically significant because it combined the tactics of war from WWI and WWII
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    he established the first Communist-ruled democratic republic of vietnam historically significat because Vietnam still has a communist ruled government.
  • explosion of the first hydrogen bomb

    explosion of the first hydrogen bomb
    Hydrogen bombs are also known as thermonuclear weapons. They use hydrogen fusion to get their power. Ivy Mike was the name of the first tested h-bomb. Historically Significant because most bombs are now made using the same construction as Ivy Mike and hydrogen bombs make it where we don't have to worry about hand to hand wars anymore, they will all be bombs.
  • KGB

    it was the main security for the soviet union; also considered a military service. Historically significant because during the cold war they supressed unusual political ideas
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    A series of agreements in which the Indochina war was ended. A ceasefire was established and France pulled out. Historically significant because this was when Vietnam was broken into two different countries temporarily but ended up being permanent.
  • warsaw pact

    warsaw pact
    treaty between 8 communist countries in Europe historically significant because it got all the commuist countries united
  • Vietnam war

    Vietnam war
    The US got involved in the war to prevent the spread of communism. Historically significant because it united north and south vietnam and the united states lost many american lives trying to prevent communism and failed.
  • european economic community

    european economic community
    it was an international orgainization that wanted to have economic integration historically significant because it made a group of common institutions throughout europe
  • Berlin Wall is Erected

    Berlin Wall is Erected
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier made by Germany to cut off West Berlin. It separated Berlin into the communist and non communist.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It was a big part of the Cold War and is known as the point that the Cold War was closest to becoming a nuclear war. It caused a telephone link to be made between the US and SU.
  • Brezhnev

    He expanded the Soviet military while he was in power. The Soviet Union's influence grew world wide.
  • tet offensive

    tet offensive
    North Vietnam launched attacks on South Vietnam after a cease fire agreement. Historically significant because it showed US citizens that the communists really were capable of such an attack.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Iranian Hostage Crisis
    52 Americans were held hostage in Iran for 444 days. Historically significant because it increased tension between Iran and the US and it was the beginning of US legal action in Iran.
  • Russian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Invasion of Afghanistan
    War fought between soviet-led afghans and insurgent groups Historically significant because it caused the Geneva Accords of 1988
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    The olympics is an international event where there are many sports competitions. This one was in Moscow. Historically significant because the US caused 65 countries to boycott the olympics and this caused the soviet union to boycott the Los Angeles Olympics later.
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    The olympics is an international event with many sports competitions. This one was held in Los Angeles, California. Historically significant because the soviet union boycotted the olympics then later held the 'Friendship Games' to make up for it
  • Chernobyl

    A nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the SSR. There was an explosion and a fire that let off a lot of radiation. Many countries didn't want to have nuclear power plants for fear of this happening again.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Reforms introduced by Gorbachev to promote openness and transparency in the soviet union government. Historically significant because the openness caused the communist party to lose its grip on media coverage
  • Tiananmen Square Protests

    Tiananmen Square Protests
    protests in favor of democracy historically significant because a lot of protestors died and there was a lot of military suppression.
  • Berlin Wall is Torn Down

    Berlin Wall is Torn Down
    Many people came and broke pieces off as souviners as they tore down the wall. The British Prime Minister didn't want the wall torn down. It was historically significant because it was the first step in reunifying Germany.
  • Gorbachev

    He was the President of the Soviet Union. Historically significant because he put an end to the Communist Party in the Soviet Union which helped end the Cold War.
  • Yeltsin

    He was the first president of Russia. Historically significant because he got rid of the existing constitution and made a new one where the president got more power.
  • end of the USSR

    end of the USSR
    acknowledged the independence of the 12 different republics there historically significant because it also ended the long-lived hostility between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
  • Putin

    President of Russia. Historically Significant because he has helped Russian economy.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    33 countries, including the US, signed a declaration to try to improve the relationship between the communist parts and the west. It was a significant step to ending the Cold War.
  • Sputnik

    it was the first artificial earth satallite. historically significant because it triggered the space race.