Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
Nuclear Bomb 1949-Soviet Union Tests their 1 st Atomic Bomb The world is now faced with possibility of complete NUCLEAR WARFARE
Berlin Airlift & Development of Nuclear Bomb raises Cold War tension U.S. seeks alliances to deal with Soviets
NATO North 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  Soviets form Warsaw Pact –Response to threat of NATO –Pledge to defend each other Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Albania, and Bulgaria
Conflicts of Cold War Korean War – (1950 - 1953) –Ends with a divided Korea (communist in North) Cuban Revolution – (1959) –Ends with a communist Cuba Vietnam War – (1960 - 1973) –Ends with a communist Vietnam U-2 Incident – (1960) –Soviets shot down a U.S. spy plane Cuban Missile Crisis – (1962) –U.S. & Soviets go to edge of Nuclear War