What Prolonged the Cold War?

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What is the Coldwar?

The Cold War was basically a disagreement between two major political ideas; Communism and Democracy.
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Things that lengthened the Cold War....

38th Parallel

  • Split between North and South Korea
  • Divided by the Soviets and the U.S.
  • South Korea was democracy and North Korea belonged to USSR
North Korea - 38th Parallel

Hi Chi Minh

  • Fought against the French
  • Went to the Soviets for help
  • Formed llttle independent groups against France

Cultural Revolution

  • To eliminate people who Mao Zedong thought were not good for China
  • Call on the youth army
  • Very brutal

Truman Doctrine

Truman's idea to stop the expansion of the Soviet Union

  • Containment policy

Vietnam War

  • After the split of Vietnam
  • Battle between the North and South
  • Many invasions

Cuban Missle Crisis

  • A lot of weapons and "hot spots" in Cuba
  • Confrontation between the U.S and the Siviets
  • The closest the Cold War came to escalating into a nuclear war
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Containment

  • The U.S. Giving money to countries who were likely to fall under communist rule
  • Caused more competition between the two political parties

Berlin Airlift

  • The soviets block all rail roads and resources to Berlin
  • The plan failed in the end even though it lasted for a while
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