a policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry S Truman stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere. Historians often consider it as the start of the Cold War.
In 1949, the United States and 11 other Western nations to formed a defensive alliance to protect Western Europe against an invasion by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union and its affiliated Communist nations in Eastern Europe founded a rival alliance in 1955. What were these two alliances known as?
A ceasefire went into effect in 1951. Dwight Eisenhower was elected with a promise that he would end the fighting. In 1953 an armistice was assigned which established this a dividing line between North and South Korea
May,1961 May 1961 - President Kennedy sends 400 American Green Beret 'Special Advisors' to South Vietnam to train South Vietnamese soldiers in methods of 'counter-insurgency' in the fight against Viet Cong guerrillas.
President Kennedy ordered the Soviets to remove their missiles and for several days the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Eventually, the Soviet leadership “blinked” and removed their missiles.
In Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Zaire (Belgian Congo) gain independence.