11 nazis were hung in nuremburg due to war crimes

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    1945 - 1951

  • cold war begins

  • atomic boom!

    United States first used atomic bomb in war
  • russia

    Russia enters war against Japan
  • surrender

    japansese surrender the end of world war 2
  • winston churchill

    Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech
  • hangman

    11 nazis hung for warr crimes
  • cold streak

    Coldest weather since 1883 leads to rationing coal industry and homes
  • greek war

    Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War
  • communist takeover

    Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia
  • blockade

    Berlin Blockade begins
  • end of blockade

    Berlin Blockade ends
  • NATO

    NATO ratified
  • mao zedong

    Mao Zedong, a Communist, takes control of China
  • soviet atomic bomb

    Soviets explode first atomic bomb