PPP Project: Major Cold War Facts

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  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference occurs, deciding the post-war status of Germany. The Allies of World War II (the USA, the USSR, Great Britain and France) divide Germany into four occupation zones. The Allied nations agree that free elections are to be held in all countries occupied by Nazi Germany. In addition, the new United Nations are to replace the failed League of Nations.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    US President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffers a stroke and dies while on vacation in Warm Springs, GA.
  • The Japanese Surrenders

    The Japanese Surrenders
    The Japanese surrender unconditionally to the US on board the USS Missouri to representative General Douglas MacArthur.
  • The United Nations

    The United Nations
    The United Nations passes a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Korea, free elections in each of the two administrations, and the creation of a UN commission dedicated to the unification of the peninsula.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    Truman signs the Marshall Plan into effect. By the end of the programs, the United States has given $12.4bln in economic assistance to European countries.
  • First Atomic Bomb

    First Atomic Bomb
    The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb. The test, known to Americans as Joe 1, succeeds, as the Soviet Union becomes the world's second nuclear power.
  • Mutual Scurity Act

    Mutual Scurity Act
    President Harry S. Truman signs the Mutual Security Act, announcing to the world, and its communist powers in particular, that the U.S. was prepared to provide military aid to "free peoples."
  • Marshall Plan Ends

    Marshall Plan Ends
    The Marshall Plan ends, with European industrial output now well above that of 1938.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes President of the United States.
  • Nuclear Submarine

    Nuclear Submarine
    The United States launches the world's first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus. The nuclear submarine would become the ultimate nuclear deterrent.