Why Did The Cold War Last So Long?

Events and Explanations To Why It Lasted As Long As It Did.

Yalta Conference

During the meeting of Winston Churchill, Frankiin D Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin Stalin had refused to return lands once owned by other nations causing tension between the US and the Soviet Union.

Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain was a political, military, and ideological barrier erected by the Soviet Union after the second world war. This barrier had cut off communication and trade with countries not ruled by Joseph Stalin. Halting the advancement of Europe and Asia.

What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?

the Cuban missile crisis was a 13 day standoff when soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev placed nuclear missiles in Cuba and were pointing towards the United States. the missiles were also in range of hitting florida. Kennedy perceived this as a threat to the united states. Nikita finally had them removed and the distrust continued.

Iron Curtain

the iron curtain was the political, military and ideological barrier erected by the Soviet Union after World War 2. This barrier cut off communication and trade with countries not ruled by Joseph Stalin halting the advancement of Europe and Asia.

Who Was Douglas MacArthur ?

He was an american general that had commanded during WW ii and the Korean war. During China's cultural revolution he had demanded that we must drop nuclear bombs on China to prevent from becoming communist. His rash conclusions only made the US seem to have our first resort be war.

Vietnam War

One of the many wars caused by the political bickering of communists and capitalists. The Vietnamese war in general only causes more problems with thousands of americans and even more vietnamese people dying. And other crimes committed during the war always come back to the US and the Soviets.

What was the Truman Doctrine ?

The Truman Doctrine was a proposal to give military and economic aid to countries threatened to be taken over by a communist nation. It also guaranteed that if The Soviets didn't stop influencing other countries they would go to war. With this in order it would only cause them to butt heads even more.

Russian invasion of Afghanistan

Was Russia's attempt to again expand it's size in Asia by invading Afghanistan. Russia wanted to regain the glory of being the superpower that it once was, to do so they must conquer other lands. Afghanistan in the middle of a Civil War was the perfect target. Taking another country is exactly what Hitler did that took Germany to WW2 this made other countries worried that it would happen again.

Cultural Revolution

A revolution created by Chinese ruler Mao to create it into a full state of communism. There is only one thing more powerful than a voice of a person. That is the voice of millions.During China's cultural revolution they became communists and the government shut down the schools all throughout the country so they could reeducate them like how Hitler had done.