The Cold War

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The Cold War

The Cold War (1945-1991) was the continuing state of political conflict, military tension, and economic competition existing after World War II.

The creation of the "Iron Curtain" by the Soviet Union, following WWII. This cut off almost all contact between East and West in Europe.The Iron Curtain was both a physical and an ideological division that represented the way Europe was viewed after World War II.

The purpose of the Marshall Plan was to aid in the post-war economic recovery of Europe.

Stalin wanted to force the Western Allies to leave Berlin and possibly swap it for another piece of German territory. (The Berlin Blockade)

The Warsaw Pact is the name given to an agreement between several Communist states of Europe. It is also known as the Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. The Warsaw Pact was established in 1955, in Poland.

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Caution:The Korean War was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. The war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953.

Attention: The vietnam WarThe Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, the Vietnam Conflict or the American War,[14] was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975 when Saigon fell. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations. Over 58,000 American Soldiers Died in battle.

(Detente) A decrease in tension during the cold war. Detente is a term usually associated with the relations between America, Russia and China.


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