Cold War Events

United States

Iron Curtain

1945

The "dividing line" that divided communist countries from others

Yalta Conference

02/01/1945

We met with Soviet Union and Britain at the Yalta conference and discussed about Stalin obtaining Eastern Europe

Potsdam conference

07/01/1945

We tried to make Stalin give his people free speech

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

When countries like me tried giving money to help give aid to eastern European countries

Explosion of Joe 1

1949

When Russia made there first nuclear bomb and exploded it.

Formation of Nato

1949

Other north american nations and me formed nato because fear of Soviet Aggresion

Korean War

1950 - 1953

when we helped south korea help move the dividing line between north and south korea up to the 38th parellel

Formation ofthe Warsaw Pact

1955

When Russia made an alliance with other countries to counter nato

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

When Britain and France helped the israeli take over the suez canal.

Sputnik Launched

08/01/1957

When the Russians launched their space rocket in space first.

Cuban Missile Crisis

07/01/1962

when Russia put missiles in Cuba pointed at the United States

Détente

1970

when russia wanted to loosen up tensions between us.

domino theory

1970

this was the term that pretty much said that communism spreads. it says that if one country falls into communism that all countries around them will follow

brinksmanship

1970

the term for being on the edge of war. this sums up the cold war

SALT Talks

1972

when russia tried to show off the number of missiles they had. we still had more than them

containment

1972

when we tried to contain the spread of communism at the iron curtain

Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

when russia tried to invade afghanistsan. we accidentally funded the group that later became the taliban. whoops.

Regan's Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

when regan tried to counter the soviets missile power. so we started building more missiles to defend ourselves

Soviet Union

Domino Theory

1945

This is the theory that the spread of communism would topple from country to country attracting more and more countries until the world is dominated by it. Lovely!

Containment

1945

This is the United States dumb plan to try and contain the glorious spread of communism

Brinkmanship

1945

This is when we go to the brink of war to get all that we need to achieve for our country. Our enemy the United States did this with us and we started an arms race with nuclear weapons.

Iron Curtain

01/01/1945

This is the evil line that stopped the lovely communism from spreading over all of western Europe.

Yalta Conference

February 1945

We met with the United States and Britain at Yalta and they allowed us to take the eastern countries of Europe to componsate for our loss. Suckers!

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

The idiot Americans tried to make us give freedom of speech to the recent areas we took over. Obviously, we said no.

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

Again, the idiotic Americans are attempting to help the countries in Europe. They've been offering money to the different countries trying to get them to break out of communism and protect themselves from us.They offered the money to our countries and we obviously said no.

Explosion of Joe 1

1949

We finally have achieved our first nuclear weapon! Joe 1 named after our own Joseph Stalin allowed us to get closer to reaching our next bomb, the hydrogen bomb.

Formation of NATO

1949

Americans have recently decided to make a treaty with Canada and the rest of North America. We have decided that we need our own pact with countries, so we created the Warsaw Pact.

Korean War

1950 - 1953

We gave weapons to our friends in North Korea with tanks and such to allow them to plan a surprise attack on South Korea. This was called the 38th parallel. However, the U.S helped the South Koreans and allowed them to even the battle and bring the line back up to the 38th parallel.

Vietnam War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam was divided into two seperate areas at a 17 degree latitude. Diem ruled as a dictator and sent out communist guerrillas called Vietcong. We supported them while the U.S fought on the other side. This was a major introduction of guerrilla warfare.

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

We made this wonderful new allience system with the communist countries in response to the United State's evil system of NATO

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

The British decided that they need to help their little buddies in Isreal to help them get back the Suez canal, however with pressure from us and the U.S, we forced them to get out of the place and give it to Egypt.

Sputnik Lauched

August, 1957

We finally achieved the launching of the first satellite into space! Way before those Americans will ever launch their's. Showing we are the better country.

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

The dastardly United States attempted to invade the Bay of Pigs causing the lovely Nikita Khrushchev to give Cuba missiles to fight the U.S. Castro soon backed the communist revolutions in Latin America due to this support.

Detente

1970 - 1972

We decided that it would be best for the country to loosen our tensions with America and peruse detente. They decided to visit communist countries and boost their relations

SALT talks

1972

This is when our country met with the U.S to talk about the number of missiles able to be launched in the country for the next 5 years.

Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

The Muslims in the Afghanistan have decided to revolt on us. This caused us to invade them to stop their revolt. However, the U.S. threatened us and we decided to withdraw all troops when Mikhail Gorbachev.

Regan Strategic Defence Initiative

1983

This is when the U.S started going against their former agreement in the SALT talks and they began to add more defenses. One of these includes the Strategic Defense Initiative. (SDI) It protected against communist missiles and showed their anti-communist ways.