Celia and Emily's Cold War Timeline

By cehrle
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    Cold War

  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    A United States policy to prevent the spread of communism by using differnet strategies. This policy was a response to the moves made by the Soviets and their attempts to increase their communist influence in Europe, China, Korea, and VIetnam.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    US would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent them being overtaken by the Soviets.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was when the US gave money to Europe to help them reconstruct their economies after WWII
  • Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade
    This was when the Soviet Union blocked the Allie's railways, roads and canals that gave them access to the Allied section of Berlin. It was one of the first international crses of the cold war. The US had to develop ways to transport goods through the air to that part of Germany.
  • NATO

    This was an organization based on an agreement to support a member state defensivly if there is an external attack (intergovernmental military alliance).
  • End of Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade

    End of Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade
  • End of Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade

    End of Berlin Airlift/ Berlin Blockade
  • Soviet Atomic Bomb

    Soviet Atomic Bomb
    The Soivet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. It supprised the US because they were not expecting the Soviets to have such nucelar knowlege so soon.
  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss
    As an American lawyer, governent official, author, and lecturer, Alger Hiss was accused in 1948 of being a Soviet spy even though he was involved in the establishment of the United Nations. He was convicted of perjury in 1950.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    When the noncommunist part of Korea (Republic of Korea, supported by USA) vs. communist part of Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea supported by China and Russians).
  • Rosenburg's

    These were American communists who were accused for conspiracy of being spies for the Soviet Union during the cold war. They were convicted and executed on this date. Their charges were passing information about the atomic bomb to Soviets. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in United States History.
  • End of Korean War

    End of Korean War
  • McCarthy Hearings

    McCarthy Hearings
    These were a series of hearings held by the United States Senate's Subcommitee on Investigations. The purpose of the hearings wre to investigate the disagreeing accusations between the US Army and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    "Warsaw Treaty Organization of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assitance" was a mutual defense treaty that involved eight communist states in Eastern Europe during the cold war.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The United States wanted to prevent communist takeover of South Vietnam. Followed the first Indochina war. Guierilla warfare.
  • Berlin Wal Built

    Berlin Wal Built
    The Berlin wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding Germany, and other parts of Berlin. This was put in place to supposidly protect East Berlin from "Nazi Germans" in West Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    US had tried to overthrow some Cuban government so in fall of 1962, Soviets and Cuban secretly began building missile bases in Cuba, with missiles aimed at the continnental United States. USA blockaded Cuba, and demanded that the bases be dismantled. Entually, the Soviets dimantled them (only because the US secrety agreeed to dismantle THEIR missiles in Italy).
  • SALT 1

    SALT 1
    Decreased the number of "warheads" in both USA and Soviet Union.
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
  • SALT 2

    SALT 2
    Same as SALT 1 but with nuclear weapons.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    American presidant that ordered massive buildups of the Armed Forces, provided aid to anti-communist governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He also deployed people to Afghanistan, and ended the communist rule there.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Wanted US and Soviets to cut nuclear weapon load in half. He started drawing troops out of Afghanistan and Mongolia. He allowed Eastern Europe to control their own internal affairs, which caused multiple upheavals of communsit rule.
  • End of Ronald Reagan's Term

    End of Ronald Reagan's Term
  • Berlin Wall gets Broken Down

    Berlin Wall gets Broken Down
  • End of Warsaw Pact

    End of Warsaw Pact
  • Mikhail Gorbachez Out of Office

    Mikhail Gorbachez Out of Office
    Soviet Union abolished.
  • START Treaty

    START Treaty
    Largest and most complex dearmment treaty. Reduction of Military weapons.