WDSTF time toast

  • communist bloc

    soviet union seized most of the territories east of Germany and forced the gov to become communist. Most of the countries in the communist bloc were still agricultural societies, meaning they haven't gone through an industrial revolution
  • H-bomb

    The hydrogen bomb-a thermonuclear weapon much more powerful than the atomic bomb. Joints chefs made a case to Truman that it would improve their defense, H-bomb was used to wipe out cities and kill many.
  • Red China

    Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People's Republic of China, China became the largest socialist state by population
  • north korea

    The Korean War began on 25 June 1950 and ended on 27 July 1953... North Korea invaded the south in an attempt to unify the country under the north's government. The attempt failed, and Korea is still divided in two.
  • south korea

    it lead to the Korean War. supported South Korea, while communist China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea. The Korean War ended three years later, with millions of casualties.
  • The catcher in the Rye

    "The Catcher," with its immortal teenage protagonist, it came out in 1951 during a time of anxiousness, The book struck a chord with American teenagers who identified with the novel's themes of alienation, innocence, and rebellion
  • The King and I

    This book would have been making a stir in America in 1862, because it championed the cause of the abolition of slavery, an issue over which American president Abraham Lincoln was waging war with the American South,
  • television

    television was portraying the personalities of leaders and describing ideological differences between democracy and Communism, tv was used for public support of the U.S
  • Englands got a new queen

    Queen Elizabeth turned to the thrown immediately after the King was presumed dead. she began her realm days during the cold war.
  • Rock around the World

    Rock music played a role in subverting the political order of the Soviet Union and its satellites, it served to undermine Soviet authority by humanizing the West, helped alienate a generation from the political system, and sparked a youth revolution.
  • Dien Bien Phu Falls

    he French-held garrison at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam fell after a four month siege led by Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh. After the fall of Dien Bien Phu, the French pulled out of the region.
  • Trouble in the Suez

    in which the Egyptian Government seized control of the Suez Canal from the British and French owned company that managed it, had important consequences for U.S. relations with both Middle Eastern countries and European allies.
  • Little Rock

    first African American students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School. they walked into an all white school as black Americans to break the stereotype that black students cant attend a white only school. (not stereotype more like belief).
  • Sputnik

    The soviet union launched a surprise launching, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. People feared that the soviets were both ahead in space exploration and military missiles, forced Eisenhower administration to increase in defense spending and accelerates Americas space program
  • Space Monkey

    U.S. needed a Cold War win and the country was eyeing spaceflight, a pair of mismatched monkeys found bundled up and got placed in a Jupiter missile. Dubbed Able and Baker, they became the first primates to survive spaceflight during a suborbital predawn flight
  • Psycho

    it was considered more than a " being a rip-roaring and frightening thriller", represents a filmic example of the fever pitch of Cold War hysteria over America's "crisis of masculinity" that we have found and discussed in others of Hitchcock's Eisenhower-era films.
  • Birth Control

    the birth control pill was developed during the cold war. the rapid development and distribution of the pill around the world required the Soviet Union to respond both internally and externally to this American invention.it affected the cold war because many states began to legalize contraceptive devices and drugs, including diaphragms, intra-uterine coils, and “the pill,” first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960.
  • U-2

    Incident where the Soviets shot down a U.S. spy plane then captured its pilot.
  • Belgians in the Congo

    The people of the Congo were forced to labor for valued resources, including rubber and ivory, to personally enrich Leopold, there was a rough estimate but around half of the Cologlese population died from punishment.
  • children of Thalidomide

    it was a tradgy that resulted in many birth defects in babies, it was a treatment of nausea in pregnant women
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    pres. Eisenhower planned to overthrow the cuban dictator, the plan included secretly training cuban exiles on how to invade cuba, pres kennedy continued plan to provide air support for an invasion, cuban exiles landed in cuba and were defeated by the cuban military.
  • British Beatlemania

    "the beatles" promoted a cultural revolution in the former Soviet Union that played a part in the demolition of communism in that part of the world
  • J.F.K Blown away

    pres, kennedy was assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas. it put an end to to third party efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This action is believed what had some affection to what happened it Vietnam.
  • Watergate

    CIA agents working with Nixon committe were caught breaking into headquarters of the democratic party in the watergate complex, two investigative reporters exposed the link between nixon and the watergate burglars, nixon attempted to cover it up
  • Rock and Roller Cola wars

    a slogan created in the 1980's as a satirical response to the “Cold War”, between Pepsi and Coca Cola originally began in 1975 with the introduction of the first Pepsi Challenge.
  • Russians in Afghanistan

    the Soviet Union sent thousands of troops into Afghanistan and immediately assumed complete military and political control of Kabul and large portions of the country.
  • AIDS

    fear of HIV/AIDS spread, and discrimination against people living with AIDS was common, AIDS became the number one cause of death for U.S. men aged 25-44 years old in 1992
  • terror on the airline

    TWA Flight 847 was hijacked and a second terrorist brandishing grenades and pistols during a routine flight from Athens to Rome.
  • Hypodermics on the Shore

    where significant amounts of medical waste, including hypodermic syringes, and raw garbage washed up onto beaches on the Jersey Shore, in New York City.
  • China's under Martial Law

    The Tiananmen Square protests, known in China as the June Fourth Incident, were student-led demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. It affected the cold war by allowing the military to crush the uprising.