Germany was occupied by the Allies and divided up, once the war ended. The USSR got the Eastern side of Germany and the US got the Western side. This was important because this was when Germany was divided into Democratic and Communism.
What if they shoot at us?
The US used the policy of containment to try to contain communism where it was. They created the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. This was important cause this is when they tried to stabilize Europe's economy and stop communism from spreading.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Then it will be war!
After WWII the Nations that were freed from Germany were turned into communist nations. These nation that became communist were called "Satellite States." This was important because communism spread not just in Europe but around the world.
Fall Of the Wall
We are free!
Vietnam, after WWII, was divided in two. (North Communist, South Democratic) The leader from the North invaded the South to unite the country and spread communism. Through 1950 & 1960 the US sends weapons, advisors, and troops.(Democratic still lost) This was important because this when Vietnam became communist.
Troops from the US are coming
A US sky plane takes pictures of missiles being made in Cuba, in 1962. President Kennedy puts a blockade around Cuba and demands that missiles be removed. The missiles get removed but the US had to removed their missiles from Turkey and Italy too. This was important because it was the highest tension point in the Cold War.
Mommy I am scared.
After the wall fell, it stood as a symbol of the division falling. November of 1989 after many protest was when the wall came down. Germany became one again as a democratic state. This was important because this was one of the falling blocks of the USSR.