This conference consisted of the "Big Three" Allied Powers who met to discuss the future of the postwar world and what to do with Germany
VE - Day was a day for celebration on May 6, 1945 when World War II was officially over for Europe
This conference consisted of the "Big Three" Allied Powers as well. They met to negotiate terms for the end of World War II
On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered to the United States after we dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (August 6, 1965) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945)
This plan was enacted to provide aid to European countries as well as deter them away from the Soviet Union's communist take over
The HUAC speculated that directors, screenwriters, and actors/actresses were creating movies that persuaded individuals to turn to communism. As a result, an abundance of individuals were called to testify in court in front of the HUAC
With the scare of communism, individuals were accusing one another of communist activity, especially in Hollywood as anyone who implemented Russians or story lines that supported communism would be sent to court
The Soviet Union enacted this policy to prevent the western Allies from taking over Berlin again and invading the USSR
In efforts to catch up with the war machinery that America had constructed, the Soviets figured out a way to create an atomic bomb identical to America's. It was tested at a remote sight in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
Mao Zedong announces that the new Chinese government will be under the leadership of the Communist party in China
McCarthy took advantage of the communist scare in America by accusing various individuals of being a communist spy
Julius and Ethel were accused of sharing atomic secrets with the USSR and were eventually executed for their crimes even though they denied it
This war initiated as North Korea was involved in a major conflict with South Korea. North Korea did not like South Korea at all.
This was the longest war that America has ever been involved in in history.
On this day, JFK was elected president
This wall was built to prevent individuals from fleeing the to the capitalist west. Berlin and the surrounding areas were took over by communist USSR
This event occurred as American found that Cuba had obtained several nuclear missiles which transformed into missile sites. The U.S. received this information via U-2 spy planes that took pictures of the sites. This was at a time when America and the Soviet Union were on the brink of a catastrophic nuclear war. To stop this, JFK ordered a blockade around Cuba to prevent anymore missile shipments from coming in.
This was the first time that human beings (Neil Armstrong) had ever entered space and landed on the moon. Russia followed a few years later after America
The wall "fell" when the leader of the East German Communist Party announced that citizens of the GDR could cross the border whenever they pleased
On that day, the Soviet Union disintegrated in to fifteen separate countries. This was also the end of the Cold War as the USSR was no longer present.