Browsing: Cold War

Dwight David Eisenhower was born on 14 October 1890, at Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. The family returned to Abilene,…

1 9 1 7 – 1 9 6 3 Born in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the second son of a millionaire Democrat power-broker, Joseph P Kennedy. Jack graduated from…

1 8 9 4 – 1 9 7 1 A coal miner’s son from Kalinovka, Ukraine, Nikita Khrushchev became involved in trade union activities during World War I, and joined…

As the 1950s dawned, a Communist attack seemed imminent. The Russians had grabbed Berlin and in 1949 had successfully tested their own A-bomb. China had fallen to the Communists, South…

In 1959 a revolution took place in Cuba and Fidel Castro came to power. He introduced a Soviet-style government on the island and he looked to the Soviet Union for…

The founders of communism promised a new kind of state based on fairness and equality. Under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet communism moved a long way from these ideals and…

The term ”Cold War” was first used by Bernard Baruch, advisor to US President Truman, in a speech made in April 1947. He spoke about Truman’s intent for the USA…

In 1945, at the end of WWII, Germany was divided into a Soviet Zone in the East, and British, French and American Zone in the West. The border between East…

Fidel Castro overthrew the US-backed Batista dictatorship in January 1959 to take control of Cuba, and in 1960 he took over US oil refineries in the country. In response, the United…