Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

  • United Nations

    United Nations
    *International Peacekeeping Organization
    *Arranged after WWII
    *Attempts made by UN Helped prevent conflicts
    *Each member had position in general assembly
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    *Americas forgotten war
    *Profound impact upon East West relations and Americas foreign millitary policies
    *More then 54,000 Americans died trying to stop the spread of Communism of South Korea
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    *Cold war millitary conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
    *Followed the first indochina war between North Vietnam
    *Supported by communist Allies
  • Sputnik

    *Launched by Soviet Union
    *First official artifical satellite
    *Worried U.S. because Soviet Union now had the power to launch nuclear missles at the U.S.
  • U-2 Spy Plane

    U-2 Spy Plane
    *A U-2B flown by Francis Gary Powers
    *Shot down near Sverdlovsic in the USSR
    *Shot down by a surface-to-air missle
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    *Concrete / Barbed Wire Barrier
    *Separated East and West Germany
    *Division between communist and non communist Germany
  • Bay Of Pigs

    Bay Of Pigs
    *organized by US (CIA)
    *Approved by Dwight Eisenhower
    *Unsuccessful attempt by US-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government dictator Fidel Castro
    *Invasion failed embarrasing Kennedy
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    *Televised speech by John F. Kennedy
    *Announced America would launch a "full retaliation response on the USSR if they didnt remove missles from cuba
    *USSR removed their missles from cuba
  • Salt I and Salt II

    Salt I and Salt II
    *SALT: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
    *Series of meetings between USSR and USA
    *Talks about limiting the production of nuclear weapons
  • First Man on The Moon

    First Man on The Moon
    *Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.
    *They got to the moon on the Apollo 11
    *Other astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 were Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Micheal Collins