Cold War Actions
Cold War Actions
Bay of Pigs 1961
The leader was Fidel Castro.
The battle was during the Cold War.
The Invasion Force was known as Brigade 2506.
United States wanted to take away Castro's control over Cuba
Berlin Blockade 1948-1949
Berlin , Clement Atlee
Blocks out Allies
Created during the Cold War in 1938
Caused fear and hysteria
Held public hearings for accused communist.
Investigated allegations of communist activity in the US during the early years of the Cold War.
Space race 1957- 1975
The Russians placed the first successful satellite into orbit.
The Space Race is the competition between two Cold War rivals.
The Soviet Union and the US were the participants
The Russians took the lead in the Space Race
Named because the treaty was signed in Warsaw
Was created by many different countries
Included the Soviet
Was signed by communist countries
The Marshall Plan 1948
When it ended the economy had recovered.
Made to stop communism
Was named after George Marshall
Was a plan to rebuild the Allie countries of Europe
Korean War 1950-1953
The war caused a Stale Mate.
Helped stop threatening each other.
Killed the the Soviet Leadership
Superpowers would stop attacking each other.
The Domino Theory 1950- 1980
President Eisenhower came up with the Domino Theory.
It proposed that a communist takeover one country.
The US government used the theory to justify its support for non-communist.
The domino theory was a theory that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism
Velvet Revolution Nov 17- Dec 29 1989
Nonviolent transition of power
The Velvet Revolution was in czechoslovakia
The participants were Czechs and the Slovaks
The Velvet Revolution was gentle without violence.
Russian invades Afghanistan 1979- 1989
Lasted over 9 years
Invaded them to prop up communist control
Over 15,000 people died
Over 35,000 people were wounded
Poland Soviet Control 1989
Was founded in 1944
Ronald Reagan Speech 1987
He was appealing to Mikhail Gorbachev
West Berliners and East Berliners
Gave the speech in West Berlin