Zach Peak's Cold War Timeline

  • Armsitice

    Ended the war because the two Allie groups signed it
  • Era of MyCarthyism Begins

    The period of McCarthyism began in the late 1940s and ended in the mid to late 1950s. McCarthyism came to be synonymous with the term witch-hunt, the act of making serious but unsubstantiated charges against people in public life.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    organization founded in 1945 to promote peace
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    1945 Stadegy meeting between Rosevelt, Chruchill, and Stalin
  • Potadam Conference

    Potadam Conference
    By the time Soviet, British, and U.S. leaders met at Potsdam in the summer of 1945, Harry Truman had succeeded Roosevelt as President
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Turmans romise to help sturggling nations against communist movements
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Foreign policy the offered economic aid to Western European countried after WWII
  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed
    Investigations of subversive activities (of Nazis, communists, etc.) Trials conducted by the House of Representatives.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Program in which U.S. and British Pilots flew supplies to West Berlin during the Soviet Blockade
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea

    North Korean invasion of South Korea
    North Korea invades South Korea
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    The Rosenbergs were accused of persuading Ethel's brother, David Greenglass, to provide them with confidential U.S. military information gained from his involvement in the development of nuclear weapons. It was believed that Julius, who was an active member of the Communist party, then funneled the top-secret information on to Soviet intelligence.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Military alliance between Soviet Union and its satellite state
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a 184-
    pound steel ball containing a small transmitter into an orbit of Earth
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Yuri Gargarin
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan Shepard
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. However, it was also the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong
  • Explosion of Earth

    Explosion of Earth
    The world is destoryed by an UBER BOMB