Erikka's Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by erikka.ennis
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    This was a strategy meeting between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    A conference held in Potsdam in the summer of 1945 where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill drew up plans for the administartion of Germany and Poland after World War II ended.
  • United Nations formation

    United Nations formation
    Organization founded in 1945 to promote peace.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman's promise to help nations struggling agianst communist movements
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Foreign policy that offered economic aid to Western European countries after World War II.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Program in which U.S and British pilots flew supplies to West Berlin during a Soviet blockade.
  • NATO formation

    NATO formation
    This was a military alliance formed to counter Soviet expansion.
  • Era of McCarthyism begins

    Era of McCarthyism begins
    A senator from Wisconsin, made a speech claiming to have a list of 205 people in the State Department.
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea
    This was a conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    Where Julius and Ethel were executed.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    The war was a result of the political division of Korea by agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War.
  • Warsaw Pact formation

    Warsaw Pact formation
    Military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states.
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    Sputnik 1 was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite.
  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed
    This was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan Sheperd becomes the first American in space.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    The border between East and West Berlin is opened and daily half a million people cross the border.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    American Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the Moon.