Cold War Events

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Can you name the events of the cold war based on the given descriptions?

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President Harry Truman pledges support for countries fighting communism.
The U.S. Secretary of State plans to send aid to European countries to revive themselves after WWII.
The U.S. congress investigates members of the state department and Hollywood for ties to communism.
The U.S. sends supplies to West Berlin via air over a Soviet Blockade.
Capitalist allies band together to protect themselves from communist threats.
Communists and capitalists in Korea battle for control in this war; it ends in a stalemate.
Communist version of question number 5.
Communists and capitalists battle for control of Vietnam, prompting the U.S. first to send military advisers and then combat troops to help the capitalists.
Chinese communist party leader Mao Zedong takes control of China, later implementing this infamous set of Chinese reforms.
DescriptionEventYear(s)
This Latin American country's uprising, led by Fidel Castro, ousts its dictatorship for a communist government.
The U.S. fails to overthrow Cuba's communist government.
East Germany walls itself from West Germany to keep its citizens from emigrating.
The Soviet Union sends weapons to Cuba, who targets them at the U.S. The U.S. then blockades them until Cuba and the U.S.S.R. backs down.
Mao Zedong implements this infamous set of Chinese reforms to reassert his beliefs.
Using this form of diplomacy, U.S. President Richard Nixon negotiates the opening of relations with China.
New Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev institutes these reforms on the U.S.S.R. (Type each one with spaces in between)
This country collapses, ends its communist state, and splits up, ending communism in the iron curtain, the Warsaw Pact, and effectively the Cold War.

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