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  • - Muhammad Ali Jinnah becomes the vice president of The Indian Muslim Association

    - Muhammad Ali Jinnah becomes the vice president of The Indian Muslim Association
  • Satyagraha ashram

    Satyagraha ashram
    Ghandi and his followers create a religion based comunity where he, his family, and followers will all live. This community emeged as an opposition to the mistreatement of the Untouchables.
  • Nehru established the Independence for India League

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  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Black Nationalist leader who supported the idea that U.S blacks should seek the return to their homeland (Africa)
  • Conflicts with The Soviet Union and The United States.

    The conflic between The United States and The Union of Soviet Socialist lead to a creation of very influential and large nations called, superpowers,. The Soviet Union is attempting to have more countries like Mao Tse-tung’s communist China join them, while the U.S. is pursuing a goal to have world wide deocracy.
  • Yalta conferense & Postdam Conferense. Click the Timespans below.

    It was really small and I didnt want you to miss it..
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    Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference was a meeting of the three major Allied powers; it consisted of, President Franklin D. Roosevelt representing the United States, Joseph Stalin of the Soveit Union, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill on behalf of The United Kingdom.The Yalta Conference took place at the end of WWII in Russia.
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    Postdam Conference.

    The Potsdam Conference was put together to disccuss how the newly defeted Nazi Germany should be punished. The atendees of the Postdam Conferense were; Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, Harry Truman of the U.S, and Winston Churchill of Great Britain.
  • World War II ends, cold war "begins".

    After the Japonese surrendered to the U.S there was a peace among the western world known as Pax Americana. Though many historians argue that the true begining of the Cold War was when World War II ended.
  • Boundary Of North And South Korea Established.

    Boundary Of North And South Korea Established.
    US state department workers, Dean Rusk and Charles Bonesteel, established the 38th parallel as the boundary between North and South Korea.
  • Winston Churchhill Speech

    Winston Churchhill Speech
    Winston Churchill delivered a speech on the iron curtain, what he referred to as the division of the European continent into opposing blocs in terms of politics, military, and economics. Half was dependent on the United States where the other was dependent on the USSR. Copy and paste this
  • USA freed the Philippines

    USA freed the Philippines
    As they had promised before the Cold war. Philippines had been very influenced by the US and therefore had a very freindly relationship and had a noncommunist goverment.
  • Pakistan and India independence, result from decolonization.

    Pakistan and Indian borders were declaired.
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    Containtment Was Launched.

    It was a framework for the United States to prevent the Soviet's influential spread on communism.
  • Marshall Plan Is Announced

    An American program to economicly help Europe in an effort to prevent the spread of communism.
  • (NATO) was established

    (NATO) was established
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO was founded to be a military balance to the Soviet Forces in Europe (caused by the struggle between the Soviet Union and the U.S that led to the split in military)
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    East Germans Flee

    Around 3.5 million East Germans (most of whom were young and highly skilled) fled their homeland
    East Germany was shrinking, 1961 communist East Germany had a draining number of refugees who preferred a life in capitalist West Germany
  • West Germany

    West Germany
    As the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union subsided, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was formed because the British, French, and the U.S zones of occupation united.
  • East Germany Formed.

    East Germany Formed.
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) formed from the Soviet Union
  • Senator Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

    Senator Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt
    As a campaign stragety, Senator Joe McCarthy launched an anti-communist crusade, claiming to the American Public that he possessed a list of 205 government officials to be a part of the “American Communist Party.”
  • Pyongyang regime ordered more than hundred thousand troops

    Pyongyang regime ordered more than hundred thousand troops
    In a surprise attack on South Korea. Couple of weeks later U.S had pushed into North Korea and had occupied pyongyang. U.S advanced towards the Yalu River near China’s border, which cause Chinese government to issue a warning to U.S. But U.S did not respond to the warning which would cause 300 thousands Chinese soldiers to start that would last for 2 more years.
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    The Cold War suddenly turned hot, bloody and expensive. Within a few days, North Korea's invasion of South Korea brought about a United Nations' "police action" against the aggressors. That immediately produced heavy military and naval involvement by the United States, U.S begins its effort to prevent the spread of communism in Asia through the Korean War. Copy and Paste this;
  • In Kenya the Mau Mau averred an open rebellion against British rule

    As a result, British forces arrested over 2000 Kikuyu who were thought to be members of the Mau Mau
  • Following The Death of Joseph Stalin

    Stalin’s successor, Nikita Khrushchev came up with reformed communism. A more economically productive type aimed to balance growth, one without the terror and intimidation that had characterized the Stalin era, over emphasize on heavy industry, but most of these promises were never met.
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    Following Stalin's Death

    Khrushchev placed importance on ‘peaceful coexistence’ through social systems in an attempt to bring back communism through peaceful means.
  • Koren War Ceased Fire

    The Korean war, which began in 1950, "ended" using the term loosely because it never truly "ended" it just ceasedd fire. It was one of the first major “proxy war”, fought indirectly between two countries by using other countries, between the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Cold War.
  • “domino theory”

    “domino theory”
    U.S President Dwight D. Eisenhower took into account the famous "Domino Theory". This theory enforeced the thought that if one country was under the influence of communism, then the neighboring ones would collapse by falling as a prey to this form of government
  • The U.S Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education

    The U.S Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court uled segregation as illegal in school; through the Civil Rights Movement.
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    The Geneva Conference (April 26 – July 20, 1954)

    The Geneva Conference took place in Geneva, Switzerland, was held with the purpose of solidifying Vietnams unification and finding a way to restore peace in Indochina.The Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China were participants throughout the conference.
  • Leaders from six African and twenty-three Asian nations gathered in Bandung, Indonesia notably to find an alternative “third path” as opposed to just the United States and the Soviet Union.

    Leaders of the new Asian and African nations initially discussed the issue of non alignment at the Bandung Conference. African countries as well as all of those countries not officially associated with the U.S or Soviet Union began to be referred to as “third world countries”. The colonial liberation is referred as the African desire and effort to no longer be considered colonnies.
  • The Warsaw Treaty Organization was formed as a result of the fortification of West Germany

    The Warsaw Treaty Organization was formed as a result of the fortification of West Germany
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    An African-American woman living in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Through this act, she launched a huge Civil Rights Revolution that brought major advances for the African-Americans.
  • An American U-2 spy plane conducting espionage in the Soviet Union is shot down.

    The CIA told the president that, even if the plane were to be shot down, it had self-destruct mechanisms that would make any wreckage unrecognizable and the pilot himself was trained to kill himself in such a situation. Because of this, the U.S. government covered thier tracks by saying that a weather plane had traveled off course and apparently crashed somewhere in the Soviet Union. Khrushchev found the mostly-intact wreckage of the plane and forced the live pilot to admit to being a spy
  • The Eisenhower Doctrine

    The Eisenhower Doctrine
    Authorized economic and military aid to Middle Eastern countries threatened by communism. The Arab countries, however, declined, as they believed that Zionism, the support of a Jewish state in Israel, was the real enemmy and did not have that mindset of communism.
  • Kitchen Debate

    Nixon and Khrushchev, debate about the ideologies of their countries, how women should behave, and beliefs.
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  • Richard Nixon coined the term “essential equivalence”

    Richard Nixon coined the term “essential equivalence”
    In the strategic forces of the Soviet Union as they began to approach a balance of power
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    President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah campaigns for the political unity of Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Soviet Union reveals that U.S. spy plane was shot down over Soviet territory

    Soviet Union reveals that U.S. spy plane was shot down over Soviet territory
  • John F. Kennedy elected President

    John F. Kennedy elected President
    John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest ever president, narrowly defeating Republican Richard Nixon.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful U.S backed exiles attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro in Cuba. Exiles armed with U.S weapons landed at the Bay of Pigs on the southern coast of Cuba. It was obvious from the beginning the invasion would be a failure, and 90 exiles were eventually killed and the rest captured as Castro and Cuba defeated the exiles.
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  • Kennedy requests spending increase for military

    Kennedy requests spending increase for military
    Kennedy requested a 25% increase in spending for the United States military.
  • Berlin border closed

    an estimated 2,750,000 East Europeans crossed over into Western territory, despite East Germany's attempts at regulation.
  • Construction of Berlin Wall begins

    Construction of Berlin Wall begins
    Walter Ulbricht was the man who thought up the Berlin wall; he was the East German Leader. The wall started being built at midnight on a Sunday. Many railways, city or underground, were closed to continue the build of the wall.
  • U.S. involvement in Vietnam increased

    The U.S and their involvement in Vietnam as they face stiff resistance from North Vietnam as well as the National Liberation Front, or Viet Cong. Eight Americans were killed in a Viet Cong attack upon a U.S. encampment, President Johnson responded by ordering the bombing of North Vietnam. The bombing lasted until March 1968 with almost no stop. These bombings set international public opinion against the United States.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It initaiated with the Soviet Union having nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba. In this time of the nuclear arms race, the United States and the Soviet Union had developed nuclear weapons powerful enough for Mutually Assured Destruction, which influenced Kennedy and Khrushchev to find a peaceful solution. Khrushchev said he would remove the Soviet missiles and their personnel if the U.S didnt invade Cuba. Deterrence also played a big factor in avoiding nuclear war, as nuclar power forced peace
  • President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas

    President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
    President Kennedy was assassinated, it is thought to be because of his efforts to stop the Vietnamese War. He would not call off the Operation Northwoods that was a "false flag" operation that was designed by members of the United States Military Copy and Paste this
  • Gulf of Tonkin incident

    The Gulf of Tonkin Incident was two different affairs involving the naval forces of North Vietnam, and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin that prompted the first colossal involvement of U.S. armed forces in Southeast Asia. On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox partook in three North Vietnamese P-4 torpedo boats, resulting in damage to the three vessels. Two days later the Maddox reported a second attack with North Vietnameese Vessels, which was later found to be a fluke.
  • U.S. Marines sent to Dominican Republic to fight Communism

    U.S. Marines sent to Dominican Republic to fight Communism
    More than 22,000 U.S. troops, supported by forces provided by some of the member states of the Organization of American States landed in the Dominican Republic which later brought an end to the fighting and helped install a conservative, non-military government.
  • Vietnam

    Announcement of dispatching of 150,000 U.S. troops to Vietnam In order to prevent the “domino theory”, originally thought by Eisenhower where if one country falls other countries surrounding will fall, LBJ increased support in South Vietnam to prevent it from falling to the hands of the north which was communist, avoiding the “domino effect”.