Summary of Cold War events

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Terrie
  • Created on: 17-03-12 18:20

The Soviet Empire

The Hungarian uprising 1956

  • Repeated protest and riots led to a reformist government led by Imre Nagy.
  • Major political reforms were planned, including the withdrawal of Hungary from the Warsaw Pact.
  • The Soviets invaded Hungary and brutally crushed the rebellion.
  • Nagy was shot, and a new pro-Soviet government was set up.

The Berlin Wall 1961

  • The high standard of living in West Berlin contrasted with the hardship in the East.
  • Between 1945 and 1960 3 million people had fled from East to West Berlin.
  • As this threatened the existence of the East German state, a wall was erected…



Thankyou, this has been very helpful :)

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all The Cold War resources »