Cold War

By Kyle Cioffi

Start of the Cold War

In 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union were strong allies during WWII, joining to defeat over Adolf Hitlers Nazi Empire in Europe. Within just a few years wartime allies became hated enemies. Military, political, economic, and ideological issues prevail the cold war.
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The range of the ballistic missiles in Cuba.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13 day event of a series of threats between the US and the Soviet Union over ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. It played out on television and was the closest the Cold War came to in escalating in Nuclear War. The blockade ended on Novemeber 20, 1962 , the negotiations between the US and the Soviet Union pointed out a nesecity of having a quick and clear direct hotline between them. Later established was the Washinton-Moscow hotline.

Fallout Shelters

In the time of the Cold War, families were building bomb shelters in there backyards. These shelters were called "fallout shelters," they were to protect families from radioactive debris or fallout concluding in a nuclear explosion.


In 1945 the Soviet Army marches into Berlin, the German city capital falls.

In 1946 British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill gives the "iron curtain" speech declaring the begging of the Cold War.

In 1950 the Korean War begins, the first armed conflict in the Cold War, the global struggle between communism and democracy.

In 1953 more than 300,000 East Germans flee to West Berlin and then to West Germany.

U-2 Spy Plane Incident

The U-2 Spy Plane Incident was when a US spy plane was flying and then shot down by Soviet AirSpace. The planes had pictures of Soviet bases, the pilot and the aircraft was later released.
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