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Still, the United States refused to officially recognize the new government as the official government of the Russian people. President Wilson did not think the communist rule would last long; he did not think 4 Cold War: Almanac the Russian people would tolerate the loss of private property and individual freedoms. As communist leaders worked to reshape the Russian economy, the United States began a waiting game, hoping these leaders would fail. The unfriendly relations between the two countries would continue for the next twenty years, until an alliance during World War II brought them together.

1969 The Woodstock music festival takes place. 1970 Monday Night Football debuts on ABC-TV. S. voting age is lowered to eighteen. 1971 1972 The Watergate scandal begins. 1972 September 11, 1973 Chilean president Salvador Allende is ousted in a coup in Chile. S. president Richard Nixon travels to Moscow for another summit conference with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. S. president and is replaced by Vice President Gerald R. Ford. S. president Gerald R. Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev meet in the Soviet city of Vladivostok.

S. intervention in Japan’s expansion efforts. Germany declared war on the United States three days later. These events quickly brought the United States into the world war. The joint struggle against Hitler’s Germany led to the formation of the Grand Alliance—the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain; the three powers referred to themselves as the Allies. However, this alliance was not a true, well-formed partnership. Instead, the three nations found themselves facing the same threat—the aggression of 8 Cold War: Almanac Germany and Japan—and recognized that they needed to work together to defeat their common enemy.

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