Created by gerarchl on Feb 14, 2011
Last updated: 02/18/11 at 10:56 AM
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McCarthyism lasted from the 1940's to the 1950's.During this era, thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists.
They declared an end to the war. Then they promised to make visits to Moscow and Washington by the end of the year.
In February of 1990 Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union agreed to give up its monopoly of power.
People nicknamed "Mauerspechte" were invaders coming in to tear down the wall.
Large city square in the center of Beijing China. This was the center of protesters inspired by the death of former CPC General Secretary Hu Yaobang.
The mission of the Apollo was carried out by the U.S. The commander of this mission was Neal Armstrong.
He was shot in Dealey Plaza, in Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy was in the car with his wife in a presidental car.
Finished building it on November 9, 1989. The wall was used as a long separation barrier between West Berlin and East Germany.
Also calld the October Crisis. Cuba set up missile bases and attacked most of the continental U.S.
The CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with support from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Castro.
A U.S U-2 plane was shot down over Soviet Union Air space. The pilot Francis Gary Powers survived and was returned to the U.S leaving the U.S embarrassed about the whole incident.
Sputnic was the first satellite launched into space. The soveit union launched it and it was about the size of a beach ball.
Ended April 30th 1975. Vietnam started a war of independence with French colonial forces before WWII.
Went untill January 1, 1959. The Cuban war began when inadequately armed rebels attacked the Moncada Barracks in Santiago.
The Korean War lasted until 1953. On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed.
The Berlin Airlift was organized to carry supplies to people in West Berlin. They flew over 4700 tonnes of supplies.
The Marshall Plan was made to create a stronger economic foundation for Europe. It was named after the secretary of state, George Marshall.
The Truman Doctrine was a policy by the U.S saying that we would suport Greece and Turkey. We would use millitary and economic aid to prevent them from joining the soviet union.
Iron Curtain was a symbol for the fighting and physical boundary dividing Europe in two. On opposite sides of the curtain, the areas developed their own rules.
The United Nations was founded after WW2 to replace the Leage of Nations. There are currently 192 states that are a member of the United Nations.