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Containment

1945 - 1989

Those dumb Americans with their democracy. Who do they think they are trying to keep us from spreading our amazing Communist ways? Praise Marl Karx.

Iron Curtain

1945 - 1989

Stalin, our great and powerful leader, was smart enough to make buffer states to prevent those facist Nazis from coming into Russia. It's not like the satellites were going to do well independently anyways.

Domino Theory

1945 - 1989

The US thought that once we began to make other countries convert to Communism, more would follow. Why wouldn't they follow the best idea ever created?

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Our great Stalin was able to negotiate with those ignorant Brits and Americans to get us more land from dividing Germany! We also joined the war against the Japanese, but it's the land that counts.Сталин хорошо!
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Potsdam Conference

July 1945

Our powerful Stalin met up with Truman and Stalin in Potsdam, Germany. The stupid capitalists wanted us to change to free elections but we refused. Those idiots and their democracy; when will they ever learn?

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

The Americans (I feel like calling them stupid is unnecessary for it is implied) gave aid to all the European countries just so the countries wouldn't give in to our brilliant communistic ways. Да здравствует коммунизм!
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Explosion of Joe I

1949

Unfortunately all the work that was put in to making our great bomb was wasted. We'll still be the atomic superior US.
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Formation of NATO

1949

Silly Europeans thought it would be smart to form an alliance between ten of their nations. We must put an end to them~!!!!!

Korean War

1950 - 1953

In the standoff at the 38th parallel, the North Koreans invaded South Korea to try to force their ways upon them. We didn't want to have anything to do with it.
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Vietnam War

1954 - 1977

The Vietnamese and Communists joined together to fight the French, but the US went to help the French. The US were pansies and decided to pull out from the war. Hahaha scared? Good job Vietnam for keeping Communism strong.

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

When the dumb European countries formed NATO, we decided to counter them by forming the even better Warsaw Pact. Warsaw Pact > NATO.
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Suez Canal Crisis

1956

Those Americans! How could they promise financial support to Egypt and then take it away?! What scumbags.

Sputnik Launched

August, 1957

We managed to launch the first unmanned satellite into space! Communism for the win! We are superior in the space race! Try not to cry America.
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Cuban Missle Crisis

July 1962

Considering the fact that the U.S. had missle aimed at the USSR based in Turkey, we had to have some form of protection!
Khrushchev, the one and only, built 42 missile sites in Cuba. The US freaked out, as always, and we argued, but to no avail. Nothing happened. Long live Russia.

Brinkmanship

July 1962

When the Americans appointed Dwight Eisenhower as their president (hahahha democracy is a joke), they threatened to attack us, the USSR, if we attacked their interests. Don't get too trigger happy 'Merica.

Detente

1970

Brezhnev and Nixon began this "easing of tensions." There's nothing to be tense about. Just accept that the USSR is better.

SALT

1972

The Americans were scared of our weapons, so they decided we needed to "limit" them. Babies.

Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

We decide to occupy Afghanistan and what does the US do? Fund the Muhajideens. Way to fund a group who would soon be your own terrorists. Bravo.

Regan's Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

We had those Americans so far on the edge of their seats that the President himself felt like he had to make something in case we sent an ICBM onto them. Scared?

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Iron Curtain

1945 - 1989

Those Russians put up a wall and they think just put up a wall to protect them from the wall. All of the communists live on the other side of the wall, to the east.

Containment

1945 - 1989

We are going to totally stop those Communists from spreading. Well just have to help out all of those smaller countries to resist the Soviet.

Brinkmanship

1945 - 1989

Those Soviets think that the nuclear missiles in Cuba will scare us? That's brinkmanship, they'll back down. We know it. We'll do the same thing, we'll get right to the brink of war and then we'll back down.

Domino Theory

1945 - 1989

Yalta Conference

February, 1945

So we had to give half of Germany to Russia, but they joined the war against Japan too. That's alright I guess.

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

We were so generous and we provided aid to needy European countries. This worked out very well.

Formation of NATO

1949

This sweet thing got made with a lot of European countries and us. This will will be an ultimate alliance.

Explosion of Joe 1

1949

Those Soviets made their own atomic bomb. Well Truman thinks that we should make our own, so that exactly what we'll do.

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

Those Soviets made a alliance with Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, , and Albania to counter NATO. Don't worry, their alliance wont last long. Our alliance is much stronger.

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

Britain had control of the Suez Canal the Egypt come and takes over the canal, because Britain and us didn't want to fund the building of the Aswan Dam. Others and we didn't think that we should have a presence in Egypt so Britain left.

Sputnik Launched

August 1957

Those Soviets put up a satellite in to space.