Cold War 1945 - 1980

By MrPheg
  • Yalta Conference Begins

    Yalta Conference's purpose was to discuss Europe's post-war reorganization.
  • Map of Occupied during the Cold War

    Map of Occupied during the Cold War
    Map of Occupied Germany during the Cold War before the withdrawal of the allied forces and soviet union.
  • WWII ends

    WWII ends
    End of World War 2 tensions between the US and USSR are high due to disagreements during postwar treaties.
  • Period: to

    Cold War Timeline (1945 - 1980)

  • Containment Policy

    Policy that called for stopping the spreading of Communism beyond its borders.
  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    Policy that called for stopping the spread of Communism. Enacted during Truman's presidency.
  • American Propaganda

    American Propaganda
  • Soviet Propaganda

    Soviet Propaganda
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    American Initiative to aid Western European countries during the postwar. The US used $13 billion in economic support to rebuild war torn countries.
  • Berlin Wall Incident

    Berlin Wall Incident
    A wall is built dividing Berlin into two separate entities. The wall was built by the USSR as an ultimatum that demanded withdrawal of Western forces from West Berlin.
  • Berlin airlifts

    Berlin airlifts
    US and British aid by way of airdrops given to Eastern Berlin.
  • Formation of NATO

    Formation of NATO
    In order to prevent the spread of communism, the US and 11 other countries formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Anti-communist group.
  • US military budget

    US military budget
    As shown in the graph, the US military budget spiked during the 1940s (wwii) and again during the 1950s (cold war
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    One of many "proxy wars" fought between the US and USSR. US aids the democratic South Koreans and the USSR aids the communist North Koreans. Resulting in a stalemate and an agreed upon border known as the 38th parallel.
  • Brinkmanship

    Policy that called for going to the "edge of conflict" without going to war. This policy lead to the Cold War.
  • Formation of the Warsaw Pact

    Formation of the Warsaw Pact
    Opposite of NATO, formed by the USSR,Albania,Bulgaria,Czechoslovakia,Eastern Germany,Hungary,Poland,and Romania. Essentially the Pro-Communism side.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Another "proxy war" between the US and the USSR. Actual fighting was by US troops and the Soviet backed Northern Vietnam
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    The first satellite ever to be launched into space.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    Initiated the space race which led to America being the first country to land a man on the moon. Without Sputnik none of this would have ever occurred.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    After the successful launch of Sputnik I, the US were afraid of the Soviets controlling space so they launched their own Space Program. Each countries goal was the moon.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    Born on April 15th, 1894 and died on September 11th, 1971. He was the leader of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, serving premier from 1958 to 1964. Instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also initiated a "de-Stalinization" process. Brandished his shoe at the UN.
  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    Born on August 13th, 1926 and is still alive today. He was the communist dictator of Cuba and played a key roll during the Cold War. Specifically the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs (failed invasion of Cuba by the US).
  • Map of the World during the Cold War (1959)

    Map of the World during the Cold War (1959)
    Shows how the world was divided into 3 groups: US (anti-communist), USSR(pro-communist), and the neutral parties.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    The shooting down of a U2 plane that was covertly taking pictures of Soviet territory
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    President of the USA during the height of the Cold War. He was born on May 29th, 1917 and was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Prevented the annihilation of the US during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    13 day political/military standoff during the 1960s over the installation of nuclear armed Soviet missiles in Cuba. This was just 90 miles off from US shores. A blockade was formed to stop the missiles.
  • Number of Warheads

    Number of Warheads
    The number of warheads each country had is shown in the graph. The Soviet Union had a higher number of warheads than the US did during the 90's
  • 1999 by Prince

    1999 by Prince
    The song features lyrics "Yeah,everybodys got a bomb, We could all die any day," which refers to the nuclear weapon scare during the cold war.
  • History Channel video about the cold war
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  • Cold War from World War to Cold War
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