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The Onset of the Cold War & 1950’s

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    The Onset of the Cold War & 1950’s

  • Truman Doctorine

    Truman Doctorine
    The Truman Doctrine was a very simple warning clearly made to the USSR that the USA would intervene to support any nation that was being threatened by a takeover by an armed minority. For example, the Korean war in 1950.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was the process where the U.S. resisted communism by extending financial aid to friendly European nations rebuilding after the destruction of World War II.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was started on June 24, 1948 and was the process of transporting needed supplies to East Berlin. This was a delicate balance of power had surfaced between the once united Allies: Great Britain, the United States, France, and the Soviet Union.
  • NATO

    NATO was known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This was the military alliance of 1949 between North American and Western European nations that pledges each will come to the aid of each other if attacked by an outside enemy.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    In 1950, North Korean forces invaded South Korea under the influence of commuism. This occured from 1950-1953 and ended after the signing of the armistice agreement between the U.S. and North Korea.
  • The Polio Vaccine

    The Polio Vaccine
    The Polio Vaccine was an eradication tool for a dangerous disease that can cause muscles to stiffen and weaken so much that people can become paralyzed. The vaccine was first tested in 1952 then announced to the world on April 12, 1955.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was a Russian satellite that initiated the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. In the post-World War II USSR, a group of scientists led by Mikhail Tikhonravov at the newly created NII-4 military institute pioneered the work, which would ultimately lead to the first Soviet artificial satellite.
  • NASA Established

    NASA Established
    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Act) was official on July 29, 1958. It was officially established in 1957 as a direct response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik.
  • Castro's Cuban Revolution

    Castro's Cuban Revolution
    The Cuban Revolution of 1959 began with the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, and ended in triumph with the ousting of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
  • Bay Of Pigs

    Bay Of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt by United States to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in January 1961
  • Building the Berlin Wall

    Building the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall erected to close escape routes for East Germans that were attempting to flee the Communist state. At the end of World War II, the Allied powers divided conquered Germany into four zones, each occupied by either the United States, Great Britain, France, or the Soviet Union.
  • 6-Day War

    6-Day War
    The six-day war started on June 5, 1967 and ended June 10.1967. The Israelis defended the war as a preventative military effort to counter what the Israelis saw as an impending attack by Arab nations that surrounded Israel. The Six-Day War was initiated by General Moshe Dayan, the Israeli’s Defence Minister.