Since the early 1920s, the United States had considered the Soviet Union a possible threat. Growing out of Post World War II, the U.S. and the Soviet Union commenced into a time of extreme tension and harsh conflict known as the Cold War.The Cold War, the war with many conflicts with such nations as Cuba, Korea, and the Soviet Union lasted through 1945-1990.The United States successfully contained communism in the events of the Berlin Airlift, Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
At the end of World War II, Germany was split into four zones. Germany was divided into three unified zones and East Germany became communist, but the capital of Berlin was divided up between the four powers. ( Doc B.) On June 1948 Stalin decides to create a blockade that closes all good access into democratic West Berlin.“Stalin and the soviets believed that they will win.
”(George Kennan Doc A.)They believed that this would make it impossible for the people who lived there to gather food and would eventually starve West Berlin into submission. Instead of leaving the city, the U.S. and its allies decided to supply their parts of the city through air. This was known as the Berlin Airlift, it lasted 327 days, took 277 k flights and altogether dropped 2.3 million tons of supplies.This made Stalin furious and on May 12, 1949 the U. S. and the UK broke the blockade/spread of communism. To prevent any future soviet aggression the West forms NATO.
At the Yalta Conference, it was decided that Korea should be free following the war.The allies had agreed to split Korea in northern and southern regions. North Korea would be contained by the Soviet Union and the United States would be responsible for south Korea. The Soviet Union tried to create a communist government in the northern zone of Korea, while in South Korea the U.S. expressed a democratic system of government. Both regions wanted to reunify the country to their own system. On June 25, 1950 co…