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Conflicts in the cold war


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Conflicts in the cold war

  1. 1. U.N. Once Germany was defeated the Court of representatives of 48 Justice countries met in New York and they signed the U.N. Charter Economic There are five and General Security permanent members in Social assambly Council Council the Security Council .They have got the veto´s right secretariat
  2. 2. Key factors A complete lack of trust among politicians on each side Building up huge armed forces to threaten the other side (but not actually using them) Using the media to criticize the actions of the other side Co-operating with and supporting anyone who was an enemy of the ‘other side’
  3. 3. The Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan sent $13 billion as economic aid to help rebuild Europe – Helped stabilize European economies – Restarted consumer production in factories
  4. 4. Propaganda
  6. 6. Berlin Blockade (1948-1949)  Stalin blockades roads into West Berlin, so Allies cannot get supplies in  Stalin hopes to take complete control of Berlin  Believes USA will not fight against Berlin Blockade
  7. 7. Berlin Airlift (1948-1949) Allies airlift supplies into West Berlin After 321 days, Stalin gives up blockade and creates communist East Germany
  8. 8. Berlín
  9. 9. The Berlin wall 1961 West Berlin was booming , with plenty of jobs , goods and shops A steady stream (marea humana) of East berliners moved to the richer life in west Berlin. The URSS decided to put a stop to this and built the Berlin in wall across the city, with checkpints to control who went in and out.
  10. 10. KOREA The tension between communist and non communist states was not limited to Europe and in 1950 it led to war in Korea. Korea was divided in two states , the same Germany In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea General MacArthur played the most important role The war finished in 1953 They are drawn (empatados, en tablas)
  11. 11. CUBA 1962, the longest night In 1962 USA spy planes discovered that the USSR was building missile bases on the island of Cuba, which meant that USSR missiles could be lounched against the USA The USA sent warships to interceot the missiles that were being delivered to the bases on Cuba . This meant that the warships of the USA and USSR might clash and star a war
  12. 12. The Cuban Missile Crisis1962
  13. 13. The Vietnam Warc.1963-1975
  14. 14. Ho Chi Minh North Vietnam was under the communist goverment of Ho Chi-Minh South Vietnam had government that was friendly to USA There were elections and USA was against them fearing the communists won them .
  15. 15. Vietcong Vietcong fought to overthrow the government of South Vietnam They were helped by North Vietnam In 1973 a ceasefire was agreed upon , but the fight continued until 1975. The conmunist won the fight and USA left Vietnam
  16. 16. Vietnam War EndsEnd of War 1973, after long negotiations, U.S. reached peace agreement with North Vietnam, withdrew military support; without support, South lost ground 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, ending warAfter the War 1976, Vietnam reunited officially, but faced major problems Millions dead or made homeless; Vietnamese economy severely crippled 1980s, abandoned Soviet-style planned economy, made economic reformsStill Communist Nation 1995, U.S. formally recognized united Vietnam Two nations agreed to improve trade relationship Many economic reforms; political reforms slow for Communist nation
  17. 17. Peaceful Coexistence A new generations of rulers helped to continue this peaceful atmosphere. Krushchev in USSR and Kennedy in USA showed the world more tolerant behaviour, when it came to ideological differences with the opponents