Cold War 1947-1961

  • Poland

    Poland became a communist country through Soviet Influence showing how the Soviet Union was using its power to spread its ideology.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman signed a Doctrine declaring to help countries being overtaken by Communism
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    United States program to help European countries through economic aid
  • Truman Signs Marshall Plan

    Truman Signs Marshall Plan
    President Truman sings the Marshall Plan giving 12.5 billion dollars to European countries
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Joseph Stalin ordered a blockade of railroads, roads and ships to prevent access for the Allies into Western Germany
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The United States, France and Britain started to airdrop supplies into Western Germany.
  • NATO

    NATO was formed by the United States and European Countires who wanted to resit communism
  • Blockade Over

    Blockade Over
    The Soviet Union ended their blockade of Berlin as the Berlin Airlift was so successful.
  • Soviet's First Bomb

    Soviet's First Bomb
    The Soviet Union tested their first atomic bomb and becomes second country ever to have an atomic bomb.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North Korea invades South Korea effectively starting the Korean War
  • Korean War Fighting

    Korean War Fighting
    The United States forces fight North Korea's forces for the first time. North Korea would win the battle and push America back.
  • Pyongyang

    Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, was captured by the United States.
  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur
    President Truman fires Douglas MacArthur.
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted in court for conspiracy to commit espionage and were sentenced to death.
  • Mutual Security Act

    Mutual Security Act
    President Truman signs the Mutual Security Act announcing that the United States would provided military aid to other countries.
  • Nuclear Submarine

    Nuclear Submarine
    The United States builds the first ever Nuclear Submarine.
  • Marshall Plan ends

    Marshall Plan ends
    The Marshall Plan endes as Europe is doing well.
  • United States test thermonuclear

    United States test thermonuclear
    The United States test the first ever thermonuclear bomb
  • President Eisenhower

    President Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower gets elected President.
  • Stalian dies.

    Stalian dies.
    Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union dies.
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
    The war ends after President Eisenhower threatens to use nuclear weapons.
  • USS Nautilus

    USS Nautilus
    The United States releases the first nuclear submarine
  • KGB

    The KGB is created to replace Stalin's spy agency.
  • Senator McCarthy

    Senator McCarthy
    Senator Joseph McCarthy claims that communist have started to work for the CIA and helping to build bombs.
  • Western Germany Freed

    Western Germany Freed
    Allies end military occupation in Western Germany
  • Warshaw Pact

    Warshaw Pact
    Warshaw Pact included East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania,Albania,Bulgaria and the Soviet Union. Were NATO's counter-pact.
  • Austria

    Austria becomes neutral and Allied forces end occupation there.
  • De-Stalinzation

    The Soviet Union begins to move away from Stalin's ideology as Nikita Khrushchev moves into power.
  • Anti-Communism

    Poland starts to have protest against communism and they lead to violence.
  • South Vietnam

    South Vietnam
    South Vietnam is influenced by communism by North Vietnam.
  • Einsenhower doctrine

    Einsenhower doctrine
    Eisenhower doctrine states that the United States will defend Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan from communism.
  • US Defense

    US Defense
    The United States defense is felt to be weak compared to Soviets. In response President Eisenhower pushes for bomb shelters.
  • Missile shooting match

    Missile shooting match
    Soviet Union President Nikita Khrushchev says that the Soviets missiles are better than United States and will have a shooting match with United States to prove it.
  • C-118 shot down

    C-118 shot down
    A C-118 was shot down by the Soviets and crew members were captured than released.
  • Thor Missile

    Thor Missile
    United States missile moved to the UK can reach Moscow.
  • NASA

    NASA is formed as by the government to compete in the race to space.
  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro becomes the leader of Cuba which he leads with an iron fist for 17 years.
  • Kitchen Debate

    Kitchen Debate
    Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev argue over the greater superpower in what would be known as the Kitchen Debate
  • Explorer 6

    Explorer 6
    The first pictures of the Earth were recovered from the Explorer 6.
  • Gerboise Bleue

    Gerboise Bleue
    France tests its first atomic bomb, Gerboise Bleue.
  • Jupiter Missiles

    Jupiter Missiles
    Italy starts to receive Jupiter Missiles from the United States that can reach Moscow.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    US plane is shot down deep in the Soviet Union and is found to have pictures of Soviet Military bases showing that the US was spying.
  • JFK

    John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The CIA led invasion on Cuba fails.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Soviet Union builds the Berlin Wall as the talks about future Germany deteriorate.