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1. Sides

1.1. USSR

1.1.1. Communist

1.1.2. Anti-democratic

1.2. USA

1.2.1. Capitalist

1.2.2. Anti-communist

1.2.3. Helped economically countries In order for them to not be communist Creating satellite states


1.3.1. Countries that decided to stay out of the Cold War

1.3.2. Not take side at all

2. Alliances

2.1. NATO

2.1.1. North Atlantic Treaty Organization

2.1.2. By USA

2.1.3. To strengthen the Western Allies

2.2. SEATO

2.2.1. Southern Asia Treaty Organization

2.2.2. By USA

2.2.3. To stem communist agression in the East

2.3. CENTO

2.3.1. Central Treaty Organization

2.3.2. By USA

2.3.3. To prevent soviet expansion into the Middle East

2.4. Warsaw Pact

2.4.1. By USSR

2.4.2. In response to the creation of NATO

2.4.3. Alliance of Eastern communist countries

3. War

3.1. Wasn't a direct war

3.2. Was a series of proxy wars

3.2.1. Korean War USA supporting South Korea USSR supporting North Korea

3.2.2. Vietnam War USSR supporting the north USA supporting the south

4. Consequences

4.1. Deterrence

4.1.1. USA and USSR hold huge arsenals of nuclear weapons to prevent war

4.1.2. each side knew that neither of them would launch a nuclear attack since both knew that the other side could strike back with devastated power

4.2. Rivarly

4.2.1. Space Race USSR launches satellite Sputnik Yuri Gagarin goes to space USA lands on the moon

4.2.2. Arms Race Both sides build up their armies and increased the sizes of their weapons arsenals

4.3. Conflicts

4.3.1. Cuban Missile Crisis Bay of Pigs was invaded by the USA The purpose was to cause a revolt against Castro Krushchev placed nuclear missiles in Cuba USA also have placed missiles in Turkey This crisis almost resulted in Mutual Assured Destruction, but it was solved

5. Main Characters

5.1. Winston Churchill

5.1.1. Great Britain leader

5.1.2. Iron curtain author

5.2. John F Kennedy

5.2.1. US president

5.2.2. Helped defusing the Cuba Missile Crisis

5.3. Joseph Stalin

5.3.1. USSR leader

5.3.2. He was one of the main reasons of the creation of the Cold War

5.4. Nikita Krushchev

5.4.1. Successor of Stalin

5.4.2. Lead the USSR during Cold War

5.5. Leonid Brezhnev

5.5.1. General Secretary of USSR

5.5.2. He brought back Cold War tensions

5.6. Mikhail Gorvachev

5.6.1. General Secretary of USSR

5.6.2. initiated a policy of Glasnost and Perestroika which led to a decline in Cold War tensions

5.7. Boris Yeltsin

5.7.1. 1st president of the Federation of Russia

5.7.2. he was elected by democracy