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5.1.4 Practice: Who Started It PracticeAmerican History II Name Madison NelsonPoints Possible: 30 Date 7/16/20Timeline of Cold War-3/23/47- Truman Doctrine-6/24/48 - Berlin Airlift-5/1/60- U-2 Incident-10/14/62 - Cuban Missile Crisis-1968-70 - Non-Proliferation Treaty The Cold War was a war between the communist countries lead by the Soviet Union and the Democratic countries led by the United States. The Soviet Union was trying to spread communism while the U.S. was trying to stop them. The leader of the Soviet Union was Joseph Stalin while the U.S. had many leaders during the period of the Cold War. President, Harry S. Truman developed the Truman Doctrine, which was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. The reason it was called the Cold War was because they never actually fought each other head to head.The Soviet Union closed off supply routes to Berlin, Germany hoping to force Allied Powers out of West Berlin with the blockade. President Truman arranged or