The Cold War. By:Brandon Kirchens 8-4 Computers. Go to title page. Links. Why is it called the Cold War Why it started and who was involved Conclusion Battles The Korean War The Bay of Pigs Invasion The Cuban Missile Crisis The Vietnam War. Go to links cont. Links Cont.
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The Bay of Pigs Invasion is the second battle on our list. The Bay of Pigs invasion was an US planned invasion in 1961. It was an attempt to overthrow the communist government in Cuba. The governments had tensions growing but increased when the Cuban government started to shift towards the Soviet Union. However the invasion failed miserably and was a major embarrassment towards the Kennedy administration. The start of the invasion was when three light bombers with markings from the Revolutionary Air Force in Cuba bombed the Cuban airfield of San Antonio de Los Baños. But because the Cuban government did not do anything specifically to the Americas the CIA had to give a cover story for attacking. So what they did is remove, shoot, and reassemble the engine cowling to a plane. That way it looked like they shot first. Their main plan was to destroy all of their planes, however somehow Cuba knew about the invasion and moved all their planes to a safe place. So they missed all of the airplanes. This is the main reason the battle was lost.
The last and final battle on our list is The Vietnam War. The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or "Viet Cong") against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and their allies—notably the United States military in support of the South. The Vietnam War began as a civilwar to determine if it was to be a unified nation or a separate one. The fighting began in 1957 and with US and Soviet Chinese involvement it would spill over into neighboring countries. South Vietnam and the US portrayed the war as a strategic opposition to communism. North Vietnam and its Viet Cong allies portrayed it as a war to unify the country from invading enemies. There was fifteen years of fighting and massive army and civilian casualties. US involvement ended with the signing of the Peace Accords in 1973. The People’s Army Of Vietnam and The Viet Cong forces overthrow theArmy of the Republic of Vietnam for the end of the war.
It’s called the Cold War because there weren’t a lot of battles. Most of the fighting was economic pressure, selective aid, diplomatic maneuver, propaganda, assassination, low-intensity military operations and full-scale proxy war. The Cold War lasted from 1947 until 1991 the collapse of the Soviet Union. However there was some battles such as The Korean War, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. These were the main battles in the Cold War that I told you about.