Cold War

Timeline created by JoshHarrison
  • House Un-American Activities Committee

    House Un-American Activities Committee
    A committee whos purpose was to ferret out suspected Communist spies.
  • End of World War 2

    The Final Battles of WW2 in Europe. Began the cold war.
  • Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

    Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech
    Winston Churchill's speech at Westminster College warning of the Soviets.
  • Chinese Civil War

    Chinese Civil War
    A civil war between Chinese communist and Nationalists. The USA backed the Nationmalists.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Americas continued aid to Europe to help rebuild their infrastructure and economy.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    An attempt by the Soviet Union to seize control of West Berlin by cutting off supplies. The USA and it's allies flew in supples for 1 year.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were charged with, and found guilty of Treason. Executed in Ossinger, New York.
  • McCarthy Trials

    McCarthy Trials
    Unfair Trails against suspected Communist led by Senator Joseph McCarthy as part of McCarthyism
  • Hngarian Revolt of 1956

    Hngarian Revolt of 1956
    A nationwide revolt against the Soviet Union by Hungarian Nationalists.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    A United States U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    In an effort to keep East Berlin citizens from leaving to the west, the Soviets built a wall.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Soviet Union placed nuclear Missiles in Cuba. Led to a tense 13 day standoff between the USA and the Soviet Union.
  • Limited Test Ban Treaty

    Limited Test Ban Treaty
    A treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons in the upper atmosphere, underwater, and in space.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    A battle between the USS Maddox and 3 Vietamese Submarines.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A surprise attack by the Vietcong during Tet in the Vietnam War.
  • Warsaw invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Warsaw invasion of Czechoslovakia
    An invasion by the Soviet Union and main Warsaw members to stop reforms in Czechoslovakia. Was Successful.
  • SALT 1 Treaty

    SALT 1 Treaty
    Talks to limit the number of Nuclear Missiles in the world. Kept the number static.
  • Nixon Visits China

    Nixon Visits China
    A visit to China by Richard Nixon. An important step in Diplomatic Relations between the two.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Capture of Saigon by the North Vietamese, ending the war.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, 1979

    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, 1979
    A conflict involving the Soviet Union where the backed the Afghan marxist government against the USA and UAE backed Mujahideen guerillas.
  • 1980 Olympic Boycott

    1980 Olympic Boycott
    The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan led to the USA and other countries boyctting the Moscow Olympics.
  • Strategic Defense Initiative

    Strategic Defense Initiative
    A defense system proposed by Ronald Reagan to defend America from ICBMs using ground and space based systems.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall is shut down, and begins to be torn down.
  • Break up of Soviet Union

    Break up of Soviet Union
    The Soviet Union is broken up and dissolved.
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    Cuban Revolution of 1959

    An armed revoltution led by Fidel Castro to overthrow Batista. Succeeded, leading to the communist Cuba of today.