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
representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met in Yalta in the Crimea.
Potsdam Conference .
Big three met at potsdam after worldwar2 in Europe ended to decide what to do with released territories .
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.
European Recovery Program
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania in Warsaw signed the multilateral Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance,
Sputnik 1 Launched
The world's first artificial satellite
First Man in Space
Russian: Yuri Gagarin
Creation of the Berlin Wall
East German government erected the Berlin Wall in order to keep its citizens from fleeing to the West