the cold war

  • Novikov Telegram

    Novikov Telegram
    The Soviet response to The Long Telegram was The Novikov Telegram, in which the Soviet ambassador to the USA, Nikolai Novikov, warned that the USA had emerged from World War Two economically strong and bent on world domination
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    President Truman signed the Economic Recovery Act of 1948. It became known as the Marshall Plan, named for Secretary of State George Marshall
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    the principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or Communist insurrection.
  • Yalta/Potsdam

    Yalta was the second of three major wartime conferences among the Big Three. It was preceded by the Tehran Conference
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    Kennan's Long Telegram spurred intellectual policy debate that formed the basis of American policy towards the Soviet Union for the next 25 years, including the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
  • NATO

    Overview. Formed in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty, NATO is a security alliance of 30 countries from North America and Europe
  • North Korean Invasion

    North Korean Invasion
    North Korea aimed to militarily conquer South Korea and therefore unify Korea under the communist North Korean regime. Concerned that the Soviet Union and Communist China might have encouraged this invasion
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact embodied what was referred to as the Eastern bloc, while NATO and its member countries represented the Western bloc. NATO and the Warsaw Pact were ideologically opposed
  • space race

    space race
    ] On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from the Cape Kennedy space center. Four days later, at 10.56 PM EDT on July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
  • Iranian Revolution

    Iranian Revolution
    The Iranian Revolution or the Islamic Revolution refers to a series of events that culminated in the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty
  • Sputnik Launch

    Sputnik Launch
    The fact that the Soviets were successful fed fears that the U.S. military had generally fallen behind in developing new technology.
  • Brinkmanship

    brinkmanship, foreign policy practice in which one or both parties force the interaction between them to the threshold of confrontation in order to gain an advantageous negotiation position over the other.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    The Gulf of Tonkin act became more controversial as opposition to the war mounted. A Senate investigation revealed that the Maddox had been on an intelligence mission in Tonkin Gulf
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.