By Sharon M. Hanes
Stretching from the top of global warfare II to 1989, the chilly battle among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances world wide. In 15 chapters, the Almanac treats the historical motives of the strain; the mutual suspicions that fueled the clash for greater than forty years; the ideological conflict among communism and democracy; and the rules that marked the lengthy standoff -- the Marshall Plan,Truman's aspect 4 application, the nuclear hands race, financial relief, the Berlin Wall, detente; and lots more and plenty extra. additionally lined are the days whilst the chilly struggle burst into armed clash in such parts as Korea, Cuba and Southeast Asia.
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The new Polish leader refused to back down, and Khrushchev chose not to force the issue. Seeing Soviet rule being successfully challenged in Poland, students in Hungary decided to press for even greater change in their country. They wanted to eliminate communism altogether and turn Hungary toward neutrality. On October 23, 1956, student demonstrations turned violent in the growing rebellion against the Soviet presence. One week later, Hungarian leader Imre Nagy (1896–1958) announced that Hungary would pull out of the Warsaw Pact and drop the ban on political parties within Hungary.
S. president, 1953–61. Nikita S. Khrushchev (1894–1971): Soviet premier, 1958–64. Patrice Lumumba (1925–1961): Congolese nationalist movement activist; prime minister, 1960. Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970): Despite the seemingly optiEgyptian president, 1958–70. mistic prospects in early 1956, EisenJoseph Stalin (1879–1953): Dictatorial hower’s second term as president, beRussian/Soviet leader, 1924–53. ginning in January 1957, coincided with increased tensions worldwide. European crises erupted, and in the Third World—from the Congo in Africa to Cuba in Latin America—the Cold War between noncommunist and communist factions intensified.
And Canada sign a freetrade agreement. 1987 1989 The Exxon Valdez oil tanker accident occurs. 1988 Pan Am Flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland. 1988 Cold War Timeline 1989 xlv May 11, 1989 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev announces major reductions of nuclear forces in Eastern Europe. June 3–4, 1989 Chinese communist leaders order a military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, leading to many deaths. June 4, 1989 The first Polish free elections lead to major victory by Solidarity.
Cold War Reference Library - Almanac by Sharon M. Hanes