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The Soviet Union is formed by Vladimir Lenin after a violent revolution.
The Gouzenko affair ripples through Canada after a spy ring is found to have infiltrated the Canadian government.
The United Nations is formed following WW2 to promote international cooperation and peace.
After a blockade had been set up between the divided Germany the US and Britain send supplies to Berlin using aircraft lasting over a year.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is formed to defend Europe and North America by outside attackers.
The Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union and its satellite states.
The Korean war begins between the North backed by China and Soviet Union and the South backed by the United States.
The Korean war ends with over 1 million lost in 3 years
The Soviet Union starts the space race with the first orbiting satellite the Sputnik 1.
The Suez crisis erupts a battle between Egypt versus the Britain and France backed Israel caused conflict between the United States and Britain.
The Vietnam war begins between North Vietnam backed by Soviet Union and China and the South backed by NATO.
North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) is formed between the United States and Canada to defend North America from incoming Soviet bombers heading to destroy the west.
Avro Arrow is designed and built by Canada that could carry nuclear rockets.
A group of CIA trained Cuban exiles attempt to invade Cuba that ended in a spectacular failure known as the Bay of Pigs.
Berlin Wall is constructed to separate Communist and Democratic Germany from each other.
The Cuban missile crisis hits a boiling point when an American satellites spots Soviet missile silos on the island causing a naval blockade of Cuba
The Apollo 11 lunar capsule lands on the moon ending the space race between the USA and the USSR.
The Vietnam war ends after the fall of Saigon, nearly 1.2 million people die in battle.
The Berlin wall falls after new city relations were announced by East Germany.
The Soviet Union collapses after most communist countries in Europe fall or become democratic an attempted coup lowers the power of communist Russia.
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