Six countries assisted the Marshall Plan which had the primary goal to rebuild the economies & spirits of Western Europe with financial aid.
The Arms Race
Sputnik is the world's 1rst artificial satellite and was the size of a beach ball that was the start of space age & the US and USSR space race.
The Berlin Airlift
The Berlin wall was created to seperate families and keep people from jobs and opportunity from West of Germany from the Communism in the East.
The Red Scare
United States was the only country to possess atomic weapons before 1949 when the Soviet Union exploded a atomic bomb. America's people started to fear when the competition for the most weapons began. They built bomb shelters and underground bunkers.
At the end of WWII British and Soviet forces split Germany. The Soviet forces Blockaded West Berlin. The blockade caused starvation in Berlin. To avoid a WWIII Truman sent a massive amount of supplies in planes to Berlin.
The Red Scare of the Cold war was the fear of communism. Joseph McCarthy started the accusations of people who were "spreading communism ". The fear lead to a witch hunt known as McCarthyism.