Baseball New York teams rule 50s baseball with the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers The game spreads with whole teams being relocated to other parts of the country including Boston Braves to Milwaukee and New York Giants to San Francisco Television begins broadcasting live games and unlike Radio a decade before had a negative impact on attendance Basketball Chuck Cooper drafted by the Boston Celtics inbecomes the first black player in the NBA. Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain dominate the game winning 8 out of 10 MVP trophy's from to Association Football Soccer Following the end of World War II the game takes center stage in with the first world cup since held in Brazil where Uruguay won the world cup again. Attendance at British soccer matches Skyrocket with 30 million going to stadiums around the UK. This was the decade where people built Bomb Shelters, had babies and the news was filled with what the reds were doing or going to do.
When it began, North and South Korea existed as provisional governments competing for control over the Korean peninsula, due to the division of Korea by outside powers.
While originally a civil war, it quickly escalated into a war between the Western powers under the United Nations Command led by the United States and its allies and the communist powers of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
He then pushed north, capturing Pyongyang in October. Chinese intervention the following month drove UN forces south again. MacArthur then planned for a full-scale invasion of China, but this was against the wishes of President Truman and others who wanted a limited war.
He was dismissed and replaced by General Matthew Ridgeway. The war then became a bloody stalemate for the next two and a half years while peace negotiations dragged on. The Vietnam War began in The Viet Minh began an assassination campaign in early An article by French scholar Bernard Fall published in July concluded that a 1950 s war had begun.
The operation was a military success, but after the United States and Soviet Union united in opposition to the invasion, the invaders were forced to withdraw.
This was seen as a major humiliation, 1950 s for the two Western European countries, and 1950 s the beginning of the end of colonialism and the weakening of European global importance, specifically the collapse of the British Empire. Algerian War — — An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfaremaquis fighting, terrorism against civilians, use of torture on both sides and counter-terrorism operations by the French Army.
The war eventually led to the independence of Algeria from France. Internal conflicts[ edit ] Fidel Castro becomes the leader of Cuba as a result of the Cuban Revolution Cuban Revolution — — The overthrow of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel CastroChe Guevara and other forces resulted in the creation of the first communist government in the Western hemisphere.
The Mau Mau began retaliating against the British in Kenya. This led to concentration camps in Kenya, a British military victory, and the election of moderate nationalist Jomo Kenyatta as leader of Kenya. The wind of destruction began in Rwanda in following the assault of Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa by Tutsi forces.
This was the beginning of decades of ethnic violence in the country, which culminated in the Rwandan Genocide. Decolonization and Independence[ edit ] Decolonization of former European Colonial empires.
The Federation of Malaya peacefully gained independence from the United Kingdom in French rule ended in Algeria inVietnam left French Indo-china in The rival states of North Vietnam and South Vietnam were formed.
Cambodia and the Kingdom of Laos also gained independence, effectively ending French presence in Southeast Asia. Large-scale decolonization in Africa first began in the s. InLibya became the first African country to gain independence in the decade, and in the Algerian War began.
On November 1,two Puerto Rican nationalists staged an attempted assassination on U. The leader of the team Griselio Torresola had firearm experience and Oscar Collazo was his accomplice.
They made their assault at the Blair House where President Truman and his family were staying.
Torresola mortally wounded a White House policeman, Leslie Coffeltwho shot Torresola dead before expiring himself. Collazo, as a co-conspirator in a felony that turned into a homicide, was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to death in but then his sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
On 7 Julythe first Group Areas Act was promulgated by the Parliament of South Africa and implemented over a period of several years. The passing of the Act contributed significantly to the period of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa known as Apartheidwhich lasted from to One of the most famous uses of the Group Areas Act was the destruction of Sophiatowna suburb of Johannesburgwhich began on the 9th of February Establishment of the Non-aligned Movementconsisting of nations not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.Visit the s and s Music, TV, Pop History, Fashion, Slang, Cars, TV Westerns and so much more.
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The war, which lasted from June 25, , until the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, , started as a civil war between communist North Korea and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).The United States, acting on behalf of the United Nations, sought to .
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