Cold War

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Cold War

The Korean War was caused by North Korea attacking South Korea in 1950. It basically started out as a civil war between North and South Korea. Then, the U.S. joined to support South Korea. It lasted about 3 years and brought in many different countries. This left Korea divided and the Cold War was soon brought to Asia.The Vietnam War started in 1955 and ended in 1975. North Vietnamese and Vietcong had a disagreement about unity in Vietnam. They went to war to reunify Vietnam. Then, the U.S. joined to prevent communism in Vietnam. They also fought against forces from France and America.The Cuban Missile Crisis was a threat to national security that occurred when the Soviet Union placed a nuclear missile in Cuba. This happened an 1962 and lasted for 13 days. The reason the Soviet Union did this can be broken down into 2 parts. One is because the Soviet Union was scared to loose Cuba in an invasion. Another reason is because of Soviet insecurity. Although it was very intense, the Cuban Missile Crisis was not a war but it could have led to WWIII.

Communism SpreadsThere were many fears that communism would spread rapidly throughout the globe. A good example of this is when communism almost spread in Asia. This was called the Domino Theory. Of course, the US had to get involved in this and tried to stop communism. Truman's Policy was a doctrine when Truman asked for US assistance for Greece and Turkey to prevent communist influence of the two nations. We were also scared that communism would spread in the US.

NATO vs. WarsawSoviet leader Joseph Stalin and US leader Harry Truman came up with two organizations. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact. There is a big difference between these two. The NATO safeguards its members politically and militarily. The Warsaw Pact put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states.

The Cold War

Cold War, Cold Life

The Potsdam Conference, Iron Curtain, and Berlin Wall were all major events during the Cold War. Towards the end of WWII, there was a meeting held by The Big Three (Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Harry S. Truman). The main focus' of the Potsdam Conference was the German economy and reparations. The Iron Curtain was also a turning point because it pretty much divided Europe into two parts. The Soviet Union came up with this with one side being Warsaw countries and the other NATO. From reading articles, I can tell that the Cold War had a lot to do with seperation. The Berlin Wall is another example of this. It lasted from 1961 to 1989 and divided East (communist) and West (democratic) Berlin.

"The Cold War" was the name given to the relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union after WWII. WWII ended in 1945 and soon after was the beginning of The Cold War in 1947. Shockingly, this lasted about 44 years ending in 1991. Many major crisis occurred during this time period. Some include the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Hungary, the Berlin Wall, and much more.

The Beginning

The Conflicts

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U.S. vs The Soviet Union

The United States and the Soviet Union had much conflict after WWII. Many "competitions" were held and it was basically a race. They battled to prove who had better space technology. This was called the Space Race. Another one was the Arms Race, which was a competition to have the largest stock of nuclear weapons.

The Division

Relay

Two major competitions- the Arms Race and the Space Race. The Arms Race was a battle to have the largest stock of nuclear weapons. The Space Race is a little more serious. It was a competition to prove the newly created technology.


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