Cold War


Korea Divided Between North and South

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

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

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

Berlin Airlift

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

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


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

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

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

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