King

United States

Yalta Conference

2/1945 - 2/28/45

Meeting with the horrible Stalin, Churchill, and the wonderful FDR. Basically Europe wanted peace so this allowed Stalin "control" as long as he allowed free elections.

Potsdam Conference

7/1945

The great Truman, horrid Stalin and Churchill met in Potsdam, Germany. My homie Truman was like,"Yo! give them those free elections!" That bad guy Stalin said, "NO, communism and capitalism cant mix together like oil and water"

Containment

1947

US President Truman adopted a policy directed at blocking soviet influences and stopping the expansion of highly undesired communism.

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

Great idea by the US to send food, machines, and other supplies to Europe to help rebuild western Europe!

Iron Curtain

1949

East and West Germany (and Europe) splits into two sections, East under horrible Soviet communist control and West under democratic German control.

Explosion of Joe 1

1949

US tested our first H-Bomb. YEEEEAAHH!

Formation of NATO

1949

Due to fears of opposing Soviet attacks, several countries from Europe and North America formed an organization/alliance. 'MERICA

Brinkmanship

1950

The willingness to go to the "edge" of war. Keep pushin' USSR... see what happens.

Domino Theory

1952

The theory that when one falls to communism, its neighbors fall as well. But that junk ain't making it over here!

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

Eastern Europe alliance to get back at NATO.(Berlin wall built) BRING IT BUDDY!

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

Egypt seized the Suez canal, which caused US to stop financial support.

Sputnik launched

8/1957

Stupid Russians with their fancy unmanned satellites.. we got one coming don't worry..

U.S.S.R

Yalta Conference

February, 1945 - February 28, 1945

The meeting after WWII where my main homie Joseph Stalin met up with Winston Churchill and FDR (in other words a lame bald guy and a disabled person) decided on what to do with Europe. Since we pwned the Fascist Nazis, we got Eastern Europe.

Potsdam Conference

July, 1945

A meeting in Potsdam, Germany that consisted of Truman, Stalin (ALL HAIL), and Churchill. Truman tried to tell Stalin to let Eastern Europe have free elections, but Stalin doesn't listen to stupid people sooooooo yeah.

Containment

1947

This is the policy that the coward Americans adopted. They knew they couldn't stop the power of Communism from the countries in the Warsaw Pact, so they sat back like babies and tried their best not to let it spread.

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1951

An assistance program that the scrubby Americans made that pretty much gave Eastern Europe food, machinery, and other materials to rebuild themselves. In other words, they were bribing East Europe not to fall to awesome communism with money. Filthy Americans....

Explosion of Joe I

1949

We Soviets were starting to get annoyed by American pests, so we decided to make an atomic bomb. The US got scared and tried to make an even better bomb!

Iron Curtain

1949

This was an imaginary line across Europe and divided us PROSPEROUS AWESOME Soviets and the other cool countries in the Warsaw Pact from the lamos in East Europe who would've fallen if it wasn't for the McDonald eating fatties who call themselves Americans.

Formation of NATO

1949

America was scared that we were gonna take over Europe (since we would) so they made an alliance with 10 other countries called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization..

Korean War

1950 - 1953

The 38th Parallel was the longitudinal line where the North Koreans surprised attacked South Korea. The UN got involved with the South Korea (Team Scrubs) and they fought against our allies the North Koreans and China (Go Communism!). About 4 million people died, and the countries went back to their same border lines on the 38th parallel.

Brinkmanship

1950

Brinkmanship is the willingness to go to the brink, or edge, of war. The Americans knew they couldn't beat us so they were trying to act all tough but were too scared to fire at us.

Domino Theory

1952

The idea that if a nation falls under the awesome Communist control, nearby nations will fall under the awesome communist control as well

Formation of the Warsaw Pact

1955

So the only way the puny little Americans could have beaten us was by outnumbering us, soooooo we decided to get some help by making our own alliance called the Warsaw Pact.

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

The Egyptians wanted their canal back , but Britian wanted to keep it. So Britian and France tried to help the Israelis win it back, but our awesomeness forced them to withdraw from there and Egypt got to keep the canal (you're welcome!)

Vietnam War

1957 - 1973

The Communist guerillas known as the Vietcong hated the Anti-communist government (idiots...) that France set up, so they attacked the government. The US tried to get involved, but they couldn't handle the heat and like I always say, COMMUNISTS ALWAYS WIN!

Sputnik launched

August, 1957

We Soviets decided that we were gonna show that we are intelligently superior as well. So we built out own rocket to outer space. How about them apples America?

Cuban Missile Crisis

July, 1962

My main boy Castro seized power from Batista, who supported the dumb Americans, and we began to build some nuclear sites there. One of their spy planes found out, and demanded our leader Khrushchev to remove them. Since Khrushchev was such a smart guy, he knows nukes aren't toys, so he took them out of Cuba.

Detente

1970 - 1974

Detente was a policy that avoided direct confrontation with the Soviet Union. Our Russian Premier was the amazing Brezhnev, and the US president was the lame Richard Nixon.

SALT Talks

1972

SALT I Treaty was a treaty between Brezhnev and Nixon. It was a 5 year agreement that limited the number of ICBMs that each country could have. The childish US thought nukes were toys, and we didn't want them to blow up the world.

Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

There was a Muslim revolt that threatened to topple Afghanistan's Communist regime, so we Soviets invaded Afghanistan. The selfish Americans only got involved for the sake of Middle Eastern oil, and they gave the Afghans resources to fight back.

Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

There was a really dumb US president named Ronald Reagan. He was dumb because he was anti-Communist. He had this plan that would protect them against enemy missiles. Like I said before, he was dumb and the the plan never went into effect.