Cold War

  • Ho Chi Minh takes power in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh takes power in Vietnam
    *date not exact
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt meet. The Cold War begins.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam conference was almost a follow-up on the Yalta Conference. Churchill, Stalin, and Truman met to discuss Germany's military power, economy, and future status.
  • UN is formed.

    UN is formed.
    The United Nations is an organization of almost every country. The UN meets and is a forum for all countries to debate and present issues.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman Doctrine helped with the policy of Containment, and stated that the US would provide military and financial aid to countries in danger of falling under communist rule.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The USA's plan to send food, supplies, aid, military support, ANYTHING to support countries in need to stop them from falling to communism.
  • CIA formed

    CIA formed
    The CIA was formed as a foreign intelligence agency, to stop the spreading of communism throughout Asia and Europe.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    10 people involved in Hollywood's movie business were called before HUAC for questioning. HUAC assumed they were communist when they refused to answer any questions.
  • HUAC is formed.

    HUAC is formed.
    House of Un-American Activities Comittee. Created to find communists in the US and be rid of them.
  • Czechoslovakia falls to Communism

    Czechoslovakia falls to Communism
  • Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlifts

    Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlifts
    Soviets block all transport past their side of the Berlin Wall. The US begins airlifting supplies over the wall.
  • NATO is ratified

    NATO is ratified
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization is founded as an organization of countries who agree to support each other.
  • Berlin Blockade ends

  • Red Scare begins.

    Red Scare begins.
    Senator Joesph McCarthy begins his "hunt for communists" spiraling the US into a witch hunt for communist spies. Many are convicted and accused of being a communist.
  • Korean War starts

    Korean War starts
    North Korea ( best korea! ) begins war with South Korea to succumb them to communism.
  • Warsaw Pact is formed.

    Warsaw Pact is formed.
    The warsaw pact is the soviets response to the formation of NATO.
  • Sputnik is launched.

    Sputnik is launched.
    The soviets launched Sputnik into the atmosphere to orbit the earth. This won the Space Race, and was the first satellite sent to orbit.
  • Sputnik II launched

    Sputnik II launched
    Sputnik II sent the 1st passenger into space, Laika. A return was not planned for Laika, so she was also the 1st death in space.
  • U2 Crisis

    U2 Crisis
    American photographic recon aircraft was shot down by the Soviets. Krushchev demanded an apology, which the US refused to give.
  • Bay Of Pigs

    Bay Of Pigs
    CIA launches a failed covert mission to assassinate Fidel Castro and start a rebellion.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    US recon photographs show missle production bases in Cuba.
    US almost drops an airstrike, but Khrushchev and Kennedy work out a deal where US removes nukes from Turkey and publically announces to never invade Cuba, and Soviets remove missles from Cuba.
  • USA sends 200,000 troops to Vietnam

    USA sends 200,000 troops to Vietnam
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Viet-Cong launched an attack on the day of the lunar new year, during a cease fire.
  • 1st Man walked on the Moon.

    1st Man walked on the Moon.
    The United States sent 3 men to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in their lunar module and walked on the surface while Michael Collins orbited the moon.
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    Students protesting the expansion of our involvment in the Vietnam War to Cambodia protested at Kent State University. A copy of the constitution was burned, the ROTC building was lit ablaze, and firemens hoses were slashed. After arresting many and dispersing the crowds with tear-gas, the national guard began shooting. 4 were killed, with 9 injured.
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
    US denied South vietnams calling for help, and North Vietnam pushed into Saigon, capturing the city and effectively ending the war.