Chapter 32 – The Cold War and Decolonization

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Chapter 32 – The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945- 1975 The Vietnam War
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The Cold War 1947-1948 Soviet blockade of Berlin 1949 NATO formed 1950-1953 Korean War 1952 United States detonates first hydrogen bomb 1954 Jacabo Arbenz overthrown in Guatemala, supported by CIA 1955 Warsaw Pact created 1956 USSR supresses Hungarian Revolt 1957 USSR launches first artificial satellite into earth orbit (Sputnik) 1961 East Germany builds Berlin Wall 1961 Bay of Pigs (Cuba) 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1975 Helsinki Accords; End of Vietnam War
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Decolonization 1947 Partition of India 1949 Dutch withdraw from Indonesia 1954 CIA Intervention in Guatemala; French defeat at Dienbienphu ends French control of Vietnam 1955 Bandung (Indonesia) Conference 1957 Ghana becomes first British colony in Africa to gain independence 1959 Fidel Castro triumphs in Cuba 1960 Shootings in Sharpeville intensify South African struggle against apartheid; Nigeria becomes independent 1962 Algeria wins independence 1971 Bangladesh secedes from Pakistan
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Who is Ho Chi Minh? 1890-1969
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