Cold War

  • Mao Zedong take control of China

    Mao Zedong became China's PRC chairman. Communist goverment took control of media, and used it to promot Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong sent troops into Korea to fight against United Nations. Had Soviet Union support to build factories etc.
  • Start of Korean War

    The Korean War, was a conflict between southern Korea and nothern Korea.
  • End of Korean War

  • Soviet Invasion of Hungary

    When Hungry withdrew from warsaw pact, soviet became upset. They then invaded Hungary. Almost claiming it theirs.
  • Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

    Castro was the leader of the revolution in Cuba. Was a supporter of the rising of Marxism. Weakened Cuba's economy,
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    With support from America, Cuban forces tried to train Cuban exiles to invade Southern Cuba. This invasion was unsuccessful.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    When both America and Russia had missels pointed at eachother. America's were located in Cuba. They both came to an agreement to not fire them.
  • Vietnam War

    Military conflict in Vietnam. America got involved to prevent communism taking over Southern Vietnam.
  • Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Warsaw Pact forces invaded Czechoslovakia. Main priority was to neutralize armed troops. Czechoslovakia sent warsaw pact troops out.
  • Nixon Visits China

    This was an key aspect that helped smooth over the relations between America and China.
  • SALT Treaty Talks

    This treaty limited the use of weapons.
  • Revolution in Iran

    Over throw of Iran monarchy and replacment of Islamic republic.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    9 year conflict. Soviets finally withdraw.
  • Iran/Iraq War

    Serverly hurt Iraq economy. Just another Persain conflict.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev takes control of USSR

    Improves many western relations. Finally reitres possition in 1991
  • Civil War in Nicaragua

    When Nicaraguan rebels over throw dictatorship.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall had begun being made in 1961. It took 3 decades to be completely torn down.
  • Soviet Union Falls Apart

    Gorbachev made many dessicions that angered military leaders, so they claimed independence in many parts of Soviet union, finally causing Gorbachev to retire his possition as leader. The Union was no more.