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The Early Cold War events

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    Stalin (leader of USSR)

    He was a totaltarian dictator. He led Soviet Union through WWII. He created sphere of influence on Eastern Europe after war.
  • Joesph McCarthy

    Joesph McCarthy
    He was a senator from Wisconsin who got fame from aggressivly chargingthat communist were working in the U.S. government. He was also what started McCarthyism which was the name critics gave for tactic of spreading fear and making unnecessary chagres.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    Fear of communism gripped the nation in 1919, known as the red scare. Communist threatened the nation. The goverenment finally started to take it seriously.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    They were writers and directors who were thought to be radicals and called before HUAC, they refused to cooperate and were sentenced to prison.
  • HUAC

    This is a commitee formed in the House of Repersenitives in the 1930s to investigate radical groups in the U.S. it later came to focus on the threat of communism in the United States during WWII and Cold War.
  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill met again. This was also known as the big three. The goal was to discss the end of war and plans for peace. They agreed to divide Germany into 4 sections, one for each of the allies. (USSR, U.S., Great Britain, and France). Soviets get to take control of the eastern half of Germany. (source:notes, and class discussions)
  • Communist Takeover

    Communist Takeover
    Korea becomes communist in 1945. This is after North and South Korea aplit into two countries.
    (class discussion)
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    This was a meeeting help among leaders of the Allies near the end of World War II. This was not a success. Truman hoped that he met with Stalin then he could get the Soviet leader to live up to his promises.
  • Leader of Vietnam

    Leader of Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh wanted to bring communism to South Vietnam. He made a group calld Vietminh. It was led by commmunist but anybody could become apart of that group.
  • UN created

    UN created
    50 countries met in California to creat an orgnaization called the united nations. This is similarto the league of nations, it encouraged cooperation among nations and to prevent future wars.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was a plan for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II had ended. This gave Europe food and farming equipment. It also rebuilt factories and homes.
    (textbook and notes)
  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    Truman promised that he would provide ecominic and military aid to cuntries threatened by communism. I dont know the exact date really. The year was 1947.
    (textbook and class discussion)
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    This was an attempt to break the blockade. They flew food and supplies into West Berlin. They did this 327 days every few minutes a plane dropped off stuff.
    (textbook and notes)
  • Communist Takeover

    Communist Takeover
    China became communist in 1949. Im not sure on the actual date though.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    It was a response to a similar treaty in 1949. It was based on total equality of each nantion. It became a political tool for Soviet to harness its powers of combined military.
  • NATO

    THey make sure that we can walk around safe and free in our enviorment everyday. They are kind of like a security to our conutry. They promote democratic values. It was established shortly after WWII in 1949. I think it was sometime in September.
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    The Korean War

    It was a conflict between communist and uncommunist. Korea was divided into the 38th parrallel. North Korea invavded South Korea. Nobody actually won the Korean war. They signed a cease fire.
    (notes, class discussion)
  • CIA

    CIA stands for central intelligance agency. They made decisions about our conutrys security. They covered crisis, confrantations, and trends. It helped the cold war from becoming the hot war. ;) There is still a CIA today.
  • Leader of the U.S.

    Leader of the U.S.
    President Nixon was a senator before he became president. He was a strong anti0communist. Everyone thought that he was dishonest.
  • Nuclear Arms Race

    Nuclear Arms Race
    The nuclear arms race was to see what country had the best weapons. A nuclear war never ended up happening but ppeople did think that it would happen, people were scared.
  • Leader of USSR

    Leader of USSR
    Nikita Khrushchev became leader of the USSR in 1953 after Stalin had died. He was leader during the building of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missle Crisis. He freed many people that Stalin had Jailed
  • U2 Crisis

    U2 Crisis
    The U2 was a spy plane.The plane ended up being a success. (textbook)
    couldnt really find alot...
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam was a very long and bloody war. It was part of Indochina. The United States supported South Vietnam and they kept sending them the resources that they would need. U.S. finally enters the war and then the war battles began. It was communist against democracy. The North Vietnam won the war and they had the power over Soh Vietnam.
  • Leader of Cuba

    Leader of Cuba
    Castro was a communist leader of Cuba. He helped overhrow the cuban governement, after that he took total control over the country. He made it to where Cuba was the first communist nation in all of the western hempishpere.
  • Communist Takeover

    Communist Takeover
    i am not sure the exact date but Cuba becomes communnist in 1960. (class discussion)
  • Leader of the U.S.

    Leader of the U.S.
    He was a strong anti-communist as well as nixon. Kennedy was president during the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missle Crisis, Berlin Wall, and obviously some of the Cold War.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs was an invasion in Cuba to overthrow their leader. But the plan had failed because the air planes did not show up and Cuba had found out about their plan and knew what they were going to do.
    (class discussion and video)
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall divided West and East of Germany. It was also the boundary between democracy and communisn during the Cold War. The Berlin wall lasted from August of 1961 to November 1989.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Bay of Pigs is what cause Russia to send missiles. The United States set up embargo/blockade. This was the closest the world has ever came to a nuclear war.
  • Escalation

    Escalation was increasing the amount of troops. We kept sending troops over to help in th e Vietnam War.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Its a series of major surprise attacks preformed by communist in South Vietnam. This was a turning point in the Vietnam War. The first attack was on Lunar Day which was Vietnams most important holiday.
  • Vietnaminization

    This was a planned to end the Vietnam War that involved turning over the fighting to the South Vietnamese while U.S. troops gradually pulled out. Nixon called this "peace with honor". Nixon hoped this would give south vietnamese enough time ti create a stable anticommunist government. Nixon wanted to delay the collapse if this couldnt work so that they could avoid the apperance of an embarassing defeat.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Antiwar demonstraters at Kent State set fire to Campus reserve officers training corps building. On may 4th tudents gathered for an antiwar rally. Some students were rude and threw rocks at the soldiers, soldiers began firing into the crowd.
  • Communist Takeover

    Communist Takeover
    Not sure about the exact date but Vietnam becomes communist after the vietnam war in 1975.
    (class discussion)
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    At the end of the cold war the united states and russia agreed to build a space station and pursue other joint ventures in space. NASA was an agency that took charge of the nations progams in exploring outer space. Sputnik was the first artifical satellite, ever.