Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin.
North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States liberated Korea from imperial Japanese colonial control.
October 4, 1957
The United States and the Soviet Union had a competition that consisted of who would reach the moon first.
U-2 Reconnaissance Plane
May 1 1960
A USA spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while it was performing a photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory.
Bay of Pigs
April 17, 1961
A failed invasion produced by the Cuban exiles that were sponsored from the US with a goal of reversing Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution.
Reagan visits the Wall
August 12, 1961
President Reagan gave a speech that challenged the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to bring down the Berlin Wall.
Cuban Missiles Crisis
Confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was recorded as the moment where both powers came the closest to nuclear conflict.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
International treaties between the USA and the Soviet Union on the issue of arms control.
Soviets invade Afghanistan
Maoist groups fought a guerilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government.
November 9, 1989
East and West Germany are united and the East was no longer communist.