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The Cold War

The conflict between the United States and Soviet Union for world influence.

Mark Winfield

on 26 April 2018

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Transcript of The Cold War

August 1945 -- Potsdam conference
June 1948 to May 1949-- Berlin Airlift
April 1949 --NATO formed
June 1950 -- Korean "War" starts
May 1955 -- Warsaw Pact is formed
September 1959-- President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev meet in Washington DC
McCarthy and the
House Un-American Affairs Committee
November, 1956--Russia crushes Hungarian revolution
North Korea invades South Korea
38th Parallel
SEPT. 14th 1950: The US defends the "Pusan Perimeter"
P'Yongyang falls
Conservative Protestants
Blue Collar labor
Soviets successfully test an Atomic bomb on August 29, 1949
Nov. 25th 1950:US Forces Take Inchon and eventually capture Seoul
Yalta Conference: February 4-5 1945
Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet
April 7, 1950: NSC-68
The Soviet Union was..." antithetical to that of the United States", and was driven "to impose its absolute authority over the rest of the world."
February 22 1946: The "Long Telegram"
Containment becomes policy.
March 5, 1946
Churchill delivers his "Iron Curtain" speech.
June 1947, Marshall Plan speech at Harvard University
The Geneva Summit - July,1955
January 2,1959 Castro takes control of Cuba
Korean Armistice signed, July 27 1953
United States U2 spy plane is downed over Russia, Soviet Union
June 18, 1954:
US led forces install Carlos Castillo Armas as the leader of Guatemala
October 4, 1957, The Soviets Launch Sputnik
National Security Act
July, 1947
Eisenhower's Cold War Policy
Strengthen the US Economy
"Massive retaliation" & "Brinksmanship"
covert operations
strengthen allies
July 24, 1959: Solinki Park Moscow
To be put in effect on October 24th, 1945
April 25, 1945 The United Nations is organized
October 19, 1950
November 1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President
April 11, 1951: Truman fires MacArthur
November 1956, Ike wins again
The Cold War begins
The Truman Doctrine

March 12th, 1947

"It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures...The free peoples of the world look to us for support in maintaining their freedoms."

What was the impact of the McCarthy Hearings on American culture in the 1950's?
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