Cold War Events

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    The Cold War

  • THE BERLIN AIRLIFT

    THE BERLIN AIRLIFT
    June 27, 1948 to May 12, 1949
    It was the only solution the Western had to send supplies to the other side of the blockade of West Berlin the Soviets had built. For more than 1o months, more than 200,000 flights carried 2.3 million tons of supplies. The Soviets, who wanted to avoid war as much as the Western powers, finally gave in and lifted the blockade in May 1949.
  • THE CREATION OF NATO

    THE CREATION OF NATO
    It’s an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. For its first few years, NATO was not much more than a political association. However, the Korean War galvanized the member states, and an integrated military structure was built up under the direction of two U.S. supreme commanders. After the attack of September 2001, troops were deployed to Afghanistan under the NATO-led ISAF.
  • THE KOREAN WAR

    THE KOREAN WAR
    25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953
    It was a war between the Republic of Korea (supported by TheUSA) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (supported by the People's Republic of China, with military and material aid from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The primarily result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • THE CREATION OF THE WARSAW PACT

    THE CREATION OF THE WARSAW PACT
    1955–1991
    It was a mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War. The founding treaty was established under the initiative of the Soviet Union and signed on 14 May 1955, in Warsaw and it was the military complement to the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, the regional economic organization for the communist states of Eastern Europe. The Warsaw Pact was a Soviet military response to the integration of West Germany into NATO in 1955,
  • THE VIETNAM WAR

    THE VIETNAM WAR
    November1, 1955 – April 30, 1975
    It was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of their wider strategy of containment.
  • THE SUEZ WAR

    THE SUEZ WAR
    It was a diplomatic and military confrontation in late 1956 between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw. Less than a day after Israel invaded Egypt, Britain and France issued a joint ultimatum to Egypt and Israel, and then began to bomb Cairo, and despite the denials of the Israeli, British and French governments, evidence began to emer
  • SPUTNIK

    SPUTNIK
    It was the first artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957. The launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the Space Age. The signals continued for 22 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957.Sputnik 1 burned up on 4 January 1958, as it fell from orbit upon reenteri
  • THE U-2 INCIDENT

    THE U-2 INCIDENT
    It was during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and during the leadership of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union. The United States government at first denied the plane's purpose and mission, but then was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its intact remains and surviving pilot, Francis Gary Powers, as well as photos of military bases in Russia taken
  • THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION

    THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION
    It was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the governments of Fidel Castro. The Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by Eastern Bloc nations, defeated the invading combatants within three days.
  • THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

    THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
    -It was a thirteen-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other;
    On October 14, 1962, a United States Air Force U-2 plane on a mission captured photographic proof of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.
    Cuban and Soviet governments secretly began to build bases in Cuba for nuclear missiles. The solution was that Khrushev agreed to turn back the fleet and remove Soviet missiles from Cuba if Kennedy pledged not to invade Cuba.