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Cold War

1945 - 1991

WW2 ends in europe

May 1945

Churchill described communist as Iron Curtain

March 5, 1946

Truman Doctorine introduced

March 1947

Stalin lifted the blockade allowing countries to m

May 11, 1949

Soviet Union tested atomic bomb

September 1949

North Korea crossed the 38 parallel and attacked South Korean

1950

Ho Chi Minh fought against France for Vietnam’s independence and won

1954

SU shocked first to develop a new way of launching nuclear weapons

1957

Fidel Castro led Cuba, overran the local government

1959

Kennedy passed 10 year aid program to help Latin America to improve their lives

1961

Soviet leader approved construction of Berlin Wall

1961

President John F. Kennedy to overthrow Castro.

1961

S.U gave weapons to Cuba, making US afraid of invasion

October 1962

all American troops were pulled from Vietnam

1974

North and South Korea united under communist rule

1975

United States refused to compete in Summer Olympics as protest.

1980

Soviet Union gave up the fight

1989