Crippled the Communist party in the United States.
Behind the 'Iron curtain' The Soviet Union was installing communist government and police states and by crushing political and religious dissent.
Promised to aid nations struggling against communist movements .
The program provided food to reduce famine, fuel to heat houses and factories, and money to jump-start economic growth.
Provided the military alliance to counter Soviet expansion.
Communist and nationalist China leaders start a civil war. The Soviet backed up Mao Zedong and the United States backed Jiang Jieshi.
Demonstrated to West Berlin, the Soviet Union, and the world how far the United States would go to protect noncommunist parts of Europe and contain communism.
Atomic weaponry sparked a new fire in the Cold War. It installed a new fear in Americans.
The Soviet Union and its satellite states formed a rival military alliance.
Soviet Union launched a 184 pound steel ball into orbit the Earth. The United States had the first man on the moon.
Like Korea, Vietnam had a cicil war against communism. The Soviets backed the North and the United States the South. In the end Communist North Vietnam won.
Reagan built up the United States military knowing the the Soviet Union could never catch up.
U.S. founded and trained the mujahadeen to help over throw the Soviets in their country.
Nicaragua provided the Soviet Union 'safe-house' which was closer to the United States and posed a threat.
New President of the Soviet Union. Glasnost and Perestroika helped show them something other than communism.