We gave money and supplies to European countries. we wanted to stop the spread of communism and Soviet rule.
Explosion of Joe 1
The Soviets exploded their first atom bomb.
Formation of NATO
An alliance of North American countries to reduce the fear of the Soviets.
1950 - 1953
The line that divides North Korea and South Korea. The U.S. and 15 other nations fought with South Korea against North Korea and China. North Korea got nuclear weapons but had a poor economy and south Korea prospered.
1954 - 1975
North Vietnamese Communists South Vietnamese Nationalists fought against the French and United States. The United States withdrew and the north took over the south.
Formatio of the Warsaw Pact
The alliance between the soviets, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania.
Suez Canal Crisis
Egypt gained control of the Suez Canal and Britain, France, and Israel got it back.
The Soviets launched a satellite and so we had to step up our science and outer space game.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Soviets put nuclear missiles on the coast of Cuba.
Nixon and Brezhnev. The policy of lessening Cold War tensions.
Nixon and Brezhnev signed a treaty that reduced the number of intercontinental ballistic and submarine -launched missiles each country could have.
Invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviets invaded and the US sent supplies to help.
Reagan's Strategic Defensive Initiative Plans
a defensive program to protect against enemy missiles. It was never actually used but was a symbol.