Military conflict between Republic Korea who was supported by United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who was supported by People’s Republic of China, which also had military material aid from the Soviet Union
Armistice signed on July 27, 1953 which meant that the two fighters agreed to stop fighting but did not mean the end of the war.
War was a result of physical division in Korea, the peninsula was divided into North Korea and South Korea
North became communist and tensions increased between the two which led to North invading the South on June 1950. This became first significant armed conflict of the cold war</li></ul>B-26 Invaders bomb logistics depots in Wonsan, North Korea, 1951<br />Korean War 1950<br />
North was supported by communist allies and South Vietnam was supported by the United States and anit-communist nations</li></ul>Clockwise, from top left: U.S. Marines battle in Hamo village during the Tet Offensive, extraction of troops after an airmobile assault, a burning Viet Cong base camp in MỹTho, Vietnamese civilians killed by U.S. troops during the My Lai Massacre<br />Vietnam 1955<br />
Unsuccessful attempt by the US government to overthrow the dictator of Cuba (Fidel Castro)
U.S. exiles landed on Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961 hoping that the population of Cuba would be on their side. This invasion failed and was stopped by Castro’s army.
U.S. was wary of Cuba’s relationship with Nikita Khrushchev
After, U.S. and Cuba became more tense and their relationship went down hill.</li></ul>This attempt was known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion.<br />Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961<br />
<ul><li>September 11, 1973 president Salvador Allende was overthrown and a military junta (air force, navy, police force, army) took control of the government.
Pinochet (leader of the army) ended Allende’s democratic government and Allende gave his last speech and then later died. Then Pinochet established a military dictatorship that ruled till 1990</li></ul>Members of the Government Junta of Chile<br />Chilean Coup d'état 1973<br />
<ul><li>Conflict between the communist MPLA which was supported by Cuba, USSR, and Anti-Communist UNITA which was supported by USA and South Africa
Angolan wanted independence</li></ul>3 periods of fighting; 1975-1991, 1992-1994, 1998-2002<br /><ul><li>Ending with 500,000 dead, this war was the longest, largest, and most prominent armed conflicts of the cold war</li></ul>Ended in 2002, and was 27 years long<br />Soviet Union and US considered it crucial to the global balance of power and the outcome of the cold war.<br /><ul><li>The aftermath was economic growth as foreign countries began to buy their petroleum</li></ul>Angolan Civil War 1975<br />