Basic Vocab. Iron Curtain: Some stupid phrase that Churchill came up with for the division between communist and non-communist Europe.. so not clever. Containment: Another not so clever plan made up by Truman to try and stop us from spreading the amazing communist way.. haha #chances Brinkmanship: the so-called "wilingness" that the U.S. had to go to the brink of war with us.. they began to try to strengthen their puny little military forces, well we fought back with much more dangerous warfare than they could ever dream of. Domino Theory: Another stupid name, for a stupid theory, that a U.S. president came up with.
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Didn't really start in 1900, just needed a start date to add it in
Meeting where Churchill, FDR, and the Great Joseph Stalin discussed what to do with Europe. The capitalist big dumb idiots in England and the US gave Stalin control of Eastern Europe because they are no match for Stalin's Nazi killing swag.
1948 - 1951
This was a bonehead plan by the USA to stop the spread of communism (yeah right) by loaning money to eastern European countries. No one wants your nasty money USA. go away.
Another stupid idea thought up by the USA to help out some countries in Europe and Canada. They tried to look all tough by telling these countries they would help them out when they needed it. #youwish #stahp
1950 - 1953
The USA tried to stop the spread of communism (lol). North Korea, a Communist supported country, tried to spread its brilliant ideals by taking over south Korea. The stupid US got in the way again and helped South Korea fight. The 38th parallel divided the countries of North Korea and South Korea into communist and democratic countries. North Korea was backed by the USSR and South Korea was backed by the US. The effect was that South Korea remained democratic
Formation of the Warsaw Pact
BIG HOLLA ON OVER TO THE USSR FOR THIS ONE! Yup. We made some friends in Europe and increased our security by a ton.
SNAPS FOR THE SOVIETS! Yup! we launched the first unmanned satellite into space! How's that taste USA??
Cuban Missile Crisis
Well in all our brilliance, We placed 42 missiles in Cuba. The USA, attempting to defend itself and also being the party poopers that they are, told us to remove these missiles. They took started blocking Cuba until Nikita agreed to remove the missiles. WHATS THE MATTER US? DON'T LIKE A CHALLENGE??
The SALT talks were a series of two meetings between Nixon of the USA and the Great Brezhnev of the Soviet Union. This was another oh so stupid US idea that proposed to limit the amount of missiles a country could have. Scared much? Live a little guys.
Invasion of Afghanistan
In 1979 we invaded Afghanistan. And yet again.. the US gets involved... They start fighting against us and assisting the Afghans.
Vocab: Iron Curtain-This was a phrase that described the separation of the poor eastern communist side of Europe and the bountiful democratic western side of Europe. Containment- A great initiative put forth by the USA to stop the spreading of the evils of communism. Brinkmanship- This was the point where the USA had to go near the edge of war with the Soviet Union. The USSR were jerks so we had to build up our army in order to show them we wont be pushed around by some bullies. Domino Theory- A theory put forward by Eisenhower to show how the USA had to stop the spread of Communism because if one country fell to communism in an area, then others would fall as well and it would be like a domino effect.
The USSR and United states met to decide the fate of the countries taken over by the USSR in the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalin, being the manipulative dictator he is, convinced the other countries to let him keep control of USSR only if he held democratic elections.
The conference was attended by by Truman, Stalin, and Churchill. It tried to let Stalin hold free elections in Eastern Europe. Stalin, being the stubborn guy he was did not listen to Truman's great idea.
The stupid soviets were not clever enough to think of the H bomb before the US. We fired Joe 1 as a test bomb and it came out as a big success.
Formation of NATO
The USA created this great idea to help out his buddies in Europe and Canada. If anyone hurt any of his friends, The USA would be there to back them up as they are an honorable country.
1950 - 1953
The USA, being brave and noble, attempted to stop the spread of communism. North Korea, a Communist supported country, tried to spread its stupid ideals by taking over south Korea. The US didn't let them and we were able to successfully defend off against the dumb communists. The 38th parallel divided the countries of North Korea and South Korea into communist and democratic countries. North Korea was backed by the USSR and South Korea was backed by the US. The effect was that South Korea remained democratic and communism was contained. http://www.battlefieldstore.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jifb17.jpg
Here, The USA was doing its best to promote world peace when the Israelis attacked the Egyptians in a attempt to try and regain control over the Suez canal.
The dumb USSR though they were so clever in launching the first unmanned satellite into space. Well, the joke's on them because we just put more money into our math and science programs and got a butt-kicking satellite the next year.
Cuban Missle Crisis
This event happened when the dumb soviets placed 42 missiles in Cuba. The USA, attempting to defend itself, told the soviets to remove these missiles. They took precautions of blocking Cuba as any sensible country would do in a situation like this until Nikita agreed to remove the missiles. JFK and the boys back home stood up to the oppressive USSR and showed them who's boss.
1970 - 1974
Detente was a policy to lessen tensions in the Cold War. We did not want to have to fight with the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon led us through this new policy to try and make peace with the highly unreasonable Soviets. The Soviet Premier who we worked with was Brezhnev .
The SALT talks were a series of two meetings between Nixon of the USA and Brezhnev of the Soviet Union. This was a genius US idea that proposed to limit the amount of missiles a country could have so the Soviet Union wouldn't try and destroy The USA.
Invasion of Afghanistan
In 1979 the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. The US supplied resistance forces with weapons to fend off against the terrible acts of the Soviets. The US also boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow and we stopped shipping grain to the Soviets as punishment for their evil actions.
Regan's Strategic Defensive Initiative
The SDI was a program set up by Reagan to protect the USA from enemy missiles. We did not want to get taken over by those jerkace communists so we had to build up our military.