Alliances of the Cold War 1949-1955. Nuclear Bomb 1949-Soviet Union Tests their 1 st Atomic Bomb The world is now faced with possibility of complete NUCLEAR

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  • Alliances of the Cold War1949-1955

  • Nuclear Bomb1949-Soviet Union Tests their 1st Atomic Bomb

    The world is now faced with possibility of complete NUCLEAR WARFARE

  • Berlin Airlift & Development of Nuclear Bombraises Cold War tension

  • NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (1949)Alliances with other countries

    Promised to protect NATO members with armed forces

    U.S., Canada & 10 western nations: Great Britain, France, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and Italy.

  • Warsaw Pact [1955]Soviets form Warsaw PactResponse to threat of NATOPledge to defend each other

    Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Albania, and Bulgaria

  • WarsawCountriesNATOCountries

  • The World In 1955Two Super Powers Nuclear Capability

    Two Ideologies: Communism vs. Democracy

    Each attempt to limit growth:Each side trying to stop the spread of communism or democracy

  • BrinkmanshipA willingness to go to the edge of WarExample: Cuban Missile Crisis

    Each side began producing stockpiles of Nuclear Arms

    Became known as the ARMS RACE

  • U.S.A Soviet UnionDemocracy CommunismNATO WarsawMarshall Plan Molotov PlanContainment Iron Curtain

  • 1910

  • 1920

  • 1950

  • 1970

  • Conflicts of Cold WarKorean War (1950 - 1953) Ends with a divided Korea (communist in North) Cuban Revolution (1959) Ends with a communist CubaVietnam War (1960 - 1973) Ends with a communist VietnamU-2 Incident (1960) Soviets shot down a U.S. spy planeCuban Missile Crisis (1962) U.S. & Soviets go to edge of Nuclear War

  • U-2 Incident

  • The NEW risk of WAR