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Cold War

Josef Stalin Harsh dictator who ruled over the Soviet Union
Berlin Airlift A system of carrying supplies into East Berlin by plane day and night for 11 months.
Berlin Wall East Germany built a 103 mile wall between East and West Berlin that was guarded by Soviet troops.
Eastern Bloc Soviet countries set up communist governments throughout Eastern Europe
Fall of the Soviet Union Soviets spent tons of money putting down revolts, protecting its border and keeping up with the US space race.
Iron Curtain Term created by Winston Churchill to describe the sharp political division in Europe.
1945 Long period of distrust between the Soviet union and the U.S.
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization an alliance between Western European countries in the event of an attack.
Occupation Zones Germany was divided into zones by France, Great Britain, U.S. and Soviet Union.
Post WWII Europe Soviets did not leave the countries that they freed and spread communism to them.
Reunification The Berlin Wall fell and Germans voted to reunite East and Western Germany into a free democracy.
Superpowers United States and Soviet Union were superpowers during the Cold War
1991 There is no more Soviet Union and the countries split into separate countries.
Warsaw Pact An alliance between the Soviet Union and other satellite communist nations.
1989 The Berlin Wall a symbol of Communism is torn down and falls..
Korean War North Korea remained Communist and South Korea remained free.
Nuclear Weapons An explosive device that has the power to destroy entire cities.
East Germany Under communist control by the Soviet Union
West Germany Under democratic control by Western countries such as the U.S.
Division of Germany After the war Germany was divided into 4 different zones. Soviet Union, France Great Britain and the U.S.
Vietnam War North Vietnam was made a Communist State and South Vietnam was also threatened by communists. The U.S. sent advisers and troops to try to drive the communist Vietcong out and they were unsuccessful. The North overran the south and made Vietnam one country
Cuban Missile Crisis The Soviet Union puts missiles in Cuba. The U.S. puts missiles in Turkey. They are both threatening to attack the other, but they finally agree to remove their nukes.
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