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Cold War

  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany surrenders to Red Army in Berlin
  • Japanese Surrender; End of WWII

    6 days after Russia declares war on the Japanese, the Japanese surrender and it marks the end of WWII.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    The Iron Curtain speech by Winston Churchill describing the division of Europe by Capitalism (US) and Communism (USSR) is made.
  • Yalta Conference and Start of Cold War

    Yalta Conference and Start of Cold War
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    The Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine and Greek Civil War

    The Greek Civil War was fought from 1944 to 1949 between a government backed by British and American support and Greek Communists. American intervention resulted in the Truman Doctrine, the U.S. policy of aiding nations defending themselves against Communist forces.
  • Berlin Blockade

    he Berlin blackade has started and lasts for 11 months
  • NATO Ratified

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This was an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country. The countries involved were the US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
  • The Warsaw Pact

    The warsaw pact was a treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
  • Ineteference with Vietnam

    The U.S. become more involved in Vietnam to aoid it becoming a communist state. By 1965, 200,000 U.S. troops are dispatched to Vietnam
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The Cuban Missle Crisis announces Castro's alliance with Soviet Union for economic support. Nuclear War was a large possibility during the 2 weeks scare, but diplomacy succeded, and the crisis was avoided.
  • North Vietnam Wins

    North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam which falls to Communist hands, making Vietnam Communist.
  • Soviet Loses It's Empire

    In June, Poland declares it's independence. In September, it's Hungary. By December, Communist governments fall in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania , which marks the decline of the Soviet empire.
  • The German Reunification

    This is when the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) joined Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and Berlin was united into a single city
  • Soviet Union and Cold War is Ended

    On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union is officially disbanded, resulting in the end of the war.