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    History Timeline

  • Allied air raid on Nuremburg

  • United Nations forms Nuremberg trials begin Japan surrenders

  • US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

  • The Postwar World

  • Soviet Union slowly took control of satellight states

    Between 1945 and 1949 Stalin created a Russian empire in Eastern Europe. This empire included Poland, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Each had a Communist government. In the West they were called satellites because they clung closely to the Soviet Union like satellites round a planet.
  • Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated

  • US 5th army reaches Swiss border

  • The term Iron Curtain came into play

    The term Iron Curtain had been in occasional and varied use as a metaphor since the 19th century, but it came to prominence only after it was used by the former British prime minister Winston Churchill
  • French takes back control on Indochina

    In March 1945, the Japanese imprisoned the Vichy French and took direct control of Vietnam until they were defeated by the Allies in August. At that point, there was an attempt to form a Provisional Government, but the French took back control of the country in 1946.
  • Tokyo Trials Begin

    The Tokyo trials were not the only forum for the punishment of Japanese war criminals, merely the most visible. In fact, the Asian countries victimized by the Japanese war machine tried far more Japanese -- an estimated five thousand, executing as many as 900 and sentencing more than half to life in prison.
  • Marshall Plan implemented

    The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative to aid Europe and Asia, in which the United States gave $13 billion (approximately $160 billion in current dollar value) in economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II.
  • The Cold War

  • Berlin Blockade Started

  • Berlin Airlift happened

    Truman, however, did not want to cause World War III. Instead, he ordered a massive airlift of supplies into West Berlin
  • Israel becomes a nation Truman orders Berlin airlift

  • Berlin Blockage Ended

  • Korean War Begins

  • Korean War Ends

  • First successful organ transplant

    Organ Transplant History. 1954: On December 23, the first successful living-related kidney transplant led by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume at Brigham Hospital in Boston: A kidney was transplanted from Ronald Herrick into his identical twin, Richard
  • U-2 Plane Crash

    The 1960 U-2 incident happened during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

  • Berlin wall was built

    During the early years of the Cold War, West Berlin was a geographical loophole through which thousands of East Germans fled to the democratic West. In response, the Communist East German authorities built a wall that totally encircled West Berlin. It was thrown up overnight
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis, The Missile Scare, or the Caribbean Crisis, was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba.
  • Train Crash in Tokyo kills 164

    Random Event that happened that I found intresting.