United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China
United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam
Yalta Conference meeting of FDR, Churchill, Stalin - the 'Big Three'
Soviet Union has control of Eastern Europe. The Cold War Begins
Germany was officially partitioned into four zones of occupation.
The United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima (20 kiloton bomb 'Little Boy' kills 80,000)
atomic bomb on Nagasaki (22 kiloton 'Fat Man' kills 70,000)
is announced setting a precedent for helping countries combat poverty, disease and malnutrition. Monetary help to rebuild Europe
Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War
Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt and loyalty tests
United States vs. Cuba
Strategic Arms Limitation
Treaty 1- to reduce nb of nuclear weapons