17 different countries were assisted under the Marshall Plan. The primary goal was to rebuild the economies and spirits of Western Europe. The aid given to the European countries were financial aid, food, staples,fuel and machinery.
The Berlin Airlift
Making nuclear bombs started the arm race between the United states and the Soviet Union. After the threat of nuclear destruction people were scared and made bomb shelters. The mutual assured distraction was made if attacked other countries could retaliate.
The Korean War Part 1
Spread of communism in China and East Europe caused the Second Red Scare. Joe McCarthy was the senator that wanted out communist in the government during the Second Red Scare.
The National Museum of American History
Germany was divided by 4 different allie zones controlled by the Soviet Union. Soviet union blocked access to Berlin because they were scared it would fall under Berlin's control. They blocked all walls, traffic roads, and cut off electricity. They flew in food and supplies. the block started on june 24, 1948 and ended on May 12, 1949
America's foreign policy after World War 2 was that the "containment of communism." Korean War broke out along the 38th parallel on June 25, 1950. The united states became involve in the Korean Conflict because the Soviet Union exploded an atomic bomb in 1949 ending the U.S. monopolion the weapon.
At the end of the Cold War Russian economy was failing from arms race. Walls and borders opened and the Soviet union collapsed.