Cold War


Korea Divided Between North and South

September 1945

Following the surrender of the japanese, Soviets maintained military presence in the North with American presence in the South. Temporary border at 38th parallel established.

Marshall Plan Announcement

June 5, 1947

The overall plan to give support to the Western European countries. For instance financial aid and other initiatives to be provided for these countries.

Korean Election Day

May 10, 1948

The elections never panned out like they planned between the North and South. The North remains communist and the South is democrat.

Berlin Airlift

1949 - 1950

A successful effort by Great Britain and the United States to give 2.3 million tons of supplies to the Western parts of Germany.

North Korea Invades South Korea

June 24, 1950

Whether the North Koreans had the approval of the Soviets to attack is still debatable. The attack forced South Korea to retreat heavily.


July 6, 1950

Army nurses arrive in Pusan, but two days later 12 army nurses pushed forward with a mobile army surgical hospital to Taejon.

U.S Troops Invade at Inchon

September 15, 1950

With the surprise landing behind North Korean lines, the Americans push the North Koreans back past the 38th parallel.

Eisenhower Doctrine


The pledge by Eisenhower stating that he would give military and economic aid to any Middle Eastern country that resists communism.

Bay of Pigs

April 17, 1961 - April 20, 1961

It was a landing area on the south coast of Cuba, where an american organized invasion by Cuban exiles were defeated by Castro's government forces.

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

A week of international tension, because the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons on Cuba. This forced the United States to blockade Cuba.