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Cold War

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Kathryn Devlin

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of Cold War

Cold War Effects Mind Map
South Vietnamese Coup
Ten events chosen:
1. Cold War in China
2. Korean War
3. Chosin Resevior
4. Dien Bien Phu
5. Vietnam War
6. South Vietnamese Coup
7. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
8. Tet Offensive
9. Cuba
10. Space Race
11. Other Information
12. Works Cited
Cold War in China
Mow -vs- Chiang
Mow was communist and Chiang wasn't
Mow won in the Civil War in China- Making China turn communist
U.S. no longer "recognized" China's government (because it was communist, 25% of the worlds population)
U.S. did not recognize China until Nixon

Korean War
1950- North Korea attacks South Korea
After WWII, Korea was split into North and South Korea
U.S. had troops in South Korea that were slaughtered along with the South Korean army when North Korea attacked
U.S. refused to loose, went to United Nations, the Korean War was decided as a "police action"

Dien Bien Phu
Set Piece Battle
The French military was destroyed
The U.S. sent money and supplies to the French to keep them fighting
The U.S. invested more in the battle then the French
U.S. sent advisers into Vietnam
Invest people slowly, growing over time
Gulf of Tonkin
1964- U.S. cruiser (the U.S.S. Madox) in the gulf
Believes they're being fired at and return fire
U.S. then passed legislation Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Gave president the power to send troops to Vietnam without other government intervention
North Vietnamese attacked every city in the south, including the U.S. embassy, simultaneously
U.S. military destroyed COMPLETELY every single attack
Allow though the U.S. won, citizens saw the valiant effort the North had put up, and let up on fighting
U.S. withdraw from Korea in 1973, shortly after, North Vietnamese won the country
Chosin Resevior
U.S. bombed part of Chinese territory on the Yellow River, angering the Chinese.
Led by General "Chesty" Pullar, a brave and decorated man
The marines were majorly out numbered and miles from their supplies
Chinese trapped them, encircling them
U.S. called for a retreat towards South Korea, which was extremely bloody
Vietnam War
The U.S. thought that if Vietnam went communist, Southeast Asia would loose
Was not the standard war
U.S. won ever battle
By: Kat Devlin
Space Race
WWII Nazis had many good rocket scientists
U.S. and Soviets tried to get the smartest Germans out of the Rocket program
U.S. got the smarter scientists- start creating an intercontinental ballistic system (ICBM) which developed rockets that could go from continent to continent
U.S. Manhattan Project
Atomic bomb
Soviets managed to steal atomic secrets and built their own bombs
U.S. fears the Soviets are ahead in space and atomic power
Kennedy promised to to put a man on the moon by 1970, and he did
Works Cited
Devlin, John P. "Cold War Overview." Bolton. 11 Nov. 2013. Lecture.
Military take total control over the government in Vietnam
Vietnamese President is assassinated
Several months later U.S. president John F. Kennedy is killed
Johnson Becomes president
Ngo Dinh
Tet Offensive
U.S. had a base in Turkey, very close to Soviet territory
October 1961 The U.S. had been spying (sending planes over Cuba) and evidence had been retrieved of missile sightings
U.S. quarantine Cuba
The Soviets backed down
U.S. and Soviets dismantle missile bases
Closest the world has ever come to MAD- Mutually assured destruction
Other Information
The Cold War defined the U.S. in the post WWII world
During the Cold War, U.S. lost about 100,000 soldiers and $8 trillion
In 1949 the U.S. formed the NATO, and they agreed to support each other in conflict
The Soviets formed the Warsaw agreement with European countries agreeing to help each other in conflict
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