The Cold War: 1945-1991

  • Atomic bomb is dropped on Japan

  • The Truman Doctrine

  • Period: to

    Berlin Blockade by USSR begins > Berlin Blockade ends

  • Period: to

    Korean War begins > Korean War ends

  • October – November: Rebellion put down in Communist Hungary. Egypt took control of Suez Canal; U.S. refused to help take it back.

  • Period: to

    Space race ensues between The United States and the Soviet Union

  • Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

  • Bay of Pigs invasion

  • Period: to

    US involvement in Vietnam increases

  • President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

  • Cease fire in Vietnam between North Vietnam and United States

  • Berlin Wall falls

  • End of Soviet Union