Presentation on theme: "Cold War. The name given to relations between the U.S. and Soviet Union after World War II, characterized by tensions, suspicions, and intense competition."— Presentation transcript:
An unsuccessful attack in 1961 by 2,000 armed Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA to overthrow Fidel Castro. Pres. Kennedy withdrew promised air support, and the invasion was crushed by Castro’s forces.
In 1948, Germany was broken up into zones and controlled by the Allied Powers. A disagreement arose over who would control West Berlin. In protest, the Soviet Union decided to block all transportation routes in and out of the area. The other Allies responded with the Berlin airlift.
A 13 day crisis in October, 1962, in which the U.S. ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. The U.S. used warships to blockade further shipments of missiles. The crisis was defused when the Soviet Union decided to turn its ships around from Cuba.