The Cold War

By: Marco Kelly

What is the Cold War?

The Cold War was a time period of large international affairs. It was mostly decades of distrust between the USSR and the United States. There was a large conflict called the Cuban Missile Crisis durring this time period and is looked at as the climax of the war. The United States was fighting for the spread of Democratic ideologies, and hoping to stop the spread of Totolatarian Commmunint. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the symbol that marked the end of the Cold War. 1945-1991
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4 events of the Cold War.

The creation of the Iron Curtain. It is a boundary that separates the Warsaw Pact countires from the NATO countries. To the East of the Iron Curtain the counties were influenced by former Soviet Union.

The Marshall plan was an American plan was to aid Europe, at the end of WWII to prevent the spread of communism. They were trying to keep friends with country's to not spread communism.

The Berlin Airlift- The soviets placed a blockade on Berlin to starve the population in soviet Alliance. The allies and United States sent supplies, food, and raw materials to stop the Soviet Union.

Bay of pigs- CIA sponsored American Attack of the Cuban Governmant to overthrow Fidel Castro. The Cuban already knew the U.S. Was planning this because of the UN.

4 events with presidents.

The Sputnik crisis was the American reaction to the success of the Sputnik program. It was a Cold War event that began on October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite. President Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to it as the “Sputnik Crisis”. Although Sputnik was itself harmless, its orbiting scared the people of the U.S.

Cuban Missile Crisis- The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev was the reason it ended.
Forming of NATO- President Eisenhower was the supreme leader in NATO and later became president.
Truman doctrine- Provide assistance of military, economic, and politicial to any democratic countries. Got its name from President Truman who believed in the idea of containment.