U.S. promises to provide economic aid to countries threatened by Communist expansion.
AKA European Recovery Program
North Korea invades the south, Chinese intervene, 38th parallel created to divide the two Koreas.
Vietnam divided between Northern Communists and Southern democrats. U.S. intervenes but fails.
Eastern European military alliance.
Symbol of divided Europe
Fidel Castro establishes a communist regime. U.S. tries to intervene in Bay of Pigs, fails. Kennedy orders a blockade, tensions skyrocket, eventually Soviets take missiles out.
Signed by U.S. and Europe, agreed to recognize borders of WWII
Dismantling of the British Empire. Included social security and socialized medicine.
U.S. begins to decolonize.
New currency, free markets, low taxes.
France, Q. Germany. Created common market for coal and steel by eliminating tariffs.
Algeria gains independence.
Israel bombs neighbors and destroys Nasser.
Opening toward the east. Treaty with East Germany
All countries agree to provide military assistance if attacked.
Goal: integrating economies
Created by Rome Treaty, eliminated customs barriers.
United internal market
Focuses on political unification
Further urbanization, increase in white collar jobs
Reduced workweek, tourism