Joseph Stalin does not give in when NATO demands splitting Berlin.
NATO relocates 20,000 troops, 1,000 tanks, 1000 fighter jets and bombers along the East and West Germany border.
NATO members meet in Paris, France and discuss ways of making Stalin give in. Three possible ways: bombing of Soviet military bases in Eastern Europe, using the atomic bomb on Moscow or Leningrad, or invasion of the Soviet Union. The atomic bombings are said to be a no-go with the Soviets testing an atomic bomb in June. NATO decides with bombing first and taking actions from there.
1950: NATO begins bombing raids on Soviet bases. And the Soviet Union counters with there own raids as well. The raids become known as the “Divided German Conflicts.”
1950: The United Nations begins the Korean War hoping for Korean reunification under a democratic republic. Communist China and Soviet Union aid the North Koreans. NATO says they need Korea to be a democracy.
1953: With China sending in troops, the UN looks like it is about to lose Korea to communism.
1953: With the war in Korea and the bombing raids on the Soviet bases continuing no decision from newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower on Soviet Union is decided.
1953: Making matters worse for the United States and NATO, Joseph Stalin dies leaving a temporary hiatus of bombings until a new General Secretary was elected.
1953: With no decision for the General Secretary of the Soviet Union. Eventually Nikita Khrushchev, Beria’s main competition, has him executed, leaving Khrushchev, a hard-line communist, in charge of the super-power. Bombings continue after the execution.
1954: NATO begins bombing raids on Chinese north-coast cities pushing China out of Korea. Soon the communists of North Korea follow China, surrendering. Korea is united under a democratic republic.
1954: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization is formed.
1955: The Warsaw Pact is signed as a Soviet opposite of NATO.
1955: The Second Paris Debate. An invasion of the Soviet Union is mapped out.
1955: Hamburg, West Germany, the second largest city in Germany, becomes the temporary capitol of West Germany.
1955: Many Berliners and East Germans start riots across the nation at Soviet embassies and military bases. With the rioting, bombings stop out of fear of civilian deaths. Many East Germans cross into West Germany and soon a Soviet military blockade of the two Germany’s begins known as “The German Blockade.” Small battles between NATO and Soviet military personnel at military checkpoints between the two Germanys breakout. Many call it the beginning of World War III.
1955: Soon another communist civil war occurs in the Asian country of Vietnam. This civil war stops NATO from invading the Soviet Union.