Recent Event Highlights: United States Helps Overthrow Chile Government, JFK Becomes President of the United States, Soviets Test 1st Atomic Bomb , United States Uses 1st Atom Bomb in War, and 12 more...
Created by tjtech222 on Apr 12, 2011
Last updated: 04/17/11 at 04:59 PM
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Nearly a year after the Berlin Wall fell, the four officials of the U.S., France, Great Britain, and USSR decided to unify West and East Germany.
The Berlin wall was breached after about three decades of the wall seperating East and West Germany.
Mikhail Gorbachev became the new Soviet leader. He started new reforms, and started to ease away from communist policies.
The CIA secretly helps overthrow the Chile's socialist government under Salvador Allende.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (or SALT) started from 1969 to 1972. When finally signed, it resulted in the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement Between The United States of America and The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Certain Measures With Respect to the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms.
The United States, Great Britain, and Soviet Union signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty that banned nuclear testing in outerspace, the atmosphere, and underwater.
Th Cuban Missile Crisis was an event that almost led to nuclear war. The U.S. had taken pictures over Cuba, and found out they were keeping missiles there. President JFK decided to blockade Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev negociated to have the missiles removed from Cuba if the U.S. removed their missiles from Turkey.
The Bay of Pigs invasion was U.S. failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. The U.S. sent in about 1300 troops to the Bay of pigs, Cuba. Most of the soldiers died in the battle, or captured and imprisoned.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Presidential Election against Richard Nixon.
The U.S. sent a high flying U-2 spy plane over the USSR to take pictures. The USSR soon contructed missiles that could reach high enough to take out the spy planes. The soviets were successful at shooting down a spy plane, and anounced to the U.S. that they shot down one of their planes. The U.S., thinking the plane was in ruins, tried to cover it up by saying it was a wheather plane. Shortly after, the USSR anounced they had the pilot. The U.S. was made a fool of.
Fidel Castro took control of Cuba by force, and became it's dictator for about five decades.
The USSR wins the Space Race by successfully launching Sputnik into outerspace.
The Soviets test their very first bomb, and stun the United States in their quick catching up in the Nuclear Arms Race.
The united states drops the A-Bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. It served as a warning to the USSR saying "Hey, we have nuclear weapons!"
The 'Big Three' from WWII made some important decisions that led to may fronts in the Cold War. - The dividing up of Germany - The formation of the United Nations - German war reparations - The entry of Soviet forces into the Far-Eastern front (Japan) - The future of Poland