Chrisney's Cold War Time Line (:

  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed
    this was created to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties.
  • United Nation Formation

    United Nation Formation
    representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met in Yalta in the Crimea.
  • Potsdam Conference .

    Potsdam Conference .
    Big three met at potsdam after worldwar2 in Europe ended to decide what to do with released territories .
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman announced details to Congress of what eventually became known as the Truman Doctrine. Wallace disagreed with Truman about what was an agressive policy and Truman sacked Wallace from his administration.
  • Marshal Plan

    Marshal Plan
    European Recovery Program
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Berlin was divided into American, British, French, and Soviet sectors. Supplies for western sectors had to pass through the Soviet-controlled zone. On 5 April a British passenger aircraft crashed after being rammed by a Soviet fighter.
  • Nato Formation

    Nato Formation
    An alliance of countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. 28 different members.
  • Era of McCarthyism begins

    Era of McCarthyism begins
    Sen. Joseph McCarthy made a public accusation that more than two hundred card-carrying communists had infiltrated the Untied States
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea
    Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and they were rival governments. Relations between them became increasingly strained, and on June 25, 1950, North Korean forces invaded South Korea.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of relaying U.S. military secrets to the Soviets and were the first to be sentenced to death for espionage.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end.
  • Warsaw Pact Formation

    Warsaw Pact Formation
    Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania in Warsaw signed the multilateral Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance,
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    The world's first artificial satellite
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Russian: Yuri Gagarin
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    East German government erected the Berlin Wall in order to keep its citizens from fleeing to the West
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    American ; Neil Alden Armstrong
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space