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Name: ______Tracy Yang________

Period: __3rd__
Cold War Events Webquest
General Instructions: You have explored the background of the Cold War. You will now explore the
major events of the Cold War to gain more information about this period in history. You will be gaining
information about the important events/confrontations of the Cold War. You will be learning about
these events to eventually create your own museum about the Cold War.
Berlin Airlift

1. Who are the 4 countries that control Berlin?
United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union, and France.
2. On what issues does the West disagree with the Soviets?
The US and the USSR have very different opinion on political systems.
3. What is the source of conflict between the Americans & Soviets?
Relations between the Soviet Union and the United States were driven by a complex interplay of
ideological, political, and economic factors.

4. How do the Americans respond to the Soviets actions?

President Truman responded in airlifts of supplies to West Germany. He offered financial aid to all
Western Europe nations to build their militaries, infrastructures, and economies.
5. How much food is needed every day for survival in Berlin?
2 million tons cargo
6. Why did the Airlift have to take place?
Airlift have to take place because it can drop or send supplies to different locations
7. What impact did it have on the people of Germany and Eastern Europe?
In 1949, the blockade was lifted.
8. What are the lasting consequences of this event?
The hope to reunify the country were abandoned
9. Why was it considered a symbol of the Cold War?
Democratic West Germany and Communist East Germany represent different government systems that
are control from 2 different countries.
10. Was the Berlin Airlift part of the Marshall Plan, containment, or the domino theory? Why or why
Berlin Airlift was a part of the Marshall Plan, because Marshal Plan supports the Truman Doctrine, and
frustrated soviet plan to dominate Europe.
11. Who were the historical personalities (leaders-political /military/civilian) involved and their roles?
Mao Zedong- Communist revolution, supporting fledgling government in Cambodia, Laos in Vietnam and
Korea, and ruled China and sent military help to North Korea
Joseph Stalin- Condemned the move of Soviet and sent fighter planes and pilots to the North.
Douglas Macarthur was the commander of the US and UN forces combating the North.
President Truman was the president who decided to intervene in the Korean conflict, lest Communism
spread (Following his policy of containment).

Korean Conflict


1. Why was the Korean peninsula split after World War II?
Japanese military lost WW2, Soviet and United Stated split Korea from the 38th parallel.
2. How did the war begin?
Imbalance military power between North and South.
3. What was the role of the United Nations?
Try to balance military power by supplying naval and air support for the South Korea.
4. What did the Truman doctrine state?
Truman established that the United States would provide political, military and economic
assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
5. How did the policy of containment lead to the U.S. entry into the Korean conflict?
The Domino Theory that projected communism would expand country-by-country throughout
Asia, and the U.S. was committed to stop the encroachment
6. What event prompted U.S. entry?
North Koreans invade marching forward to unifying the South Koreans.
7. Why was there a landing at Inchon?
Land a significant force and immediately disrupt the supply lines of the North Koreans.
8. Why did the Chinese enter the conflict?
To support the communist in North Koreans
9. Why is the 38th parallel important?
38th parallel is where Soviet and United Stated split into North and South Korean.
10. Why did the war end in a stalemate?
Stalemate across the border and both sides think the end of the war is imminent.
11. What was the outcome of the war?
July 27, 1953 the armistice was signed between the two parties to stop fighting.
12. In what was can the Korean conflict be considered to have had a positive outcome?
The armistice was signed and both party agree to stop fighting.
13. In what ways can the outcome be considered negative?
A lot of people were killed, soldiers, suspected communists people to be massacre killed.
14. How was the Korean Conflict an example of containment?
Korea was the beginning of the use of containment as a means to limit the growth of
Communism to demographic countries.
15. Why this war is called the Forgotten War?
Because the war happened so soon after WWII without an equivalent impact on the US, and it
ended similar from when the war started.
16. Why this conflict is considered a symbol of the Cold War?
The invasion was the first military action of the Cold War.