Cold War

  • Yalta Conference

    The Big 3 powers met for a conference after Germany's approaching defeat was clear. The Yalta Conference was regarding the splitting of Europe, specifically Germany.
  • Truman Doctrine

    President Truman issued the Truman Doctrine after Britain withdrew from the eastern Mediterranean, The Truman Doctrine's purpose was to state that the US would provide money to countries threatened by communism. Truman and the US took a direct stand against communism,
  • Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan, aka the European Recovery Program, The plan was designed to help rebild Europe. The Soviet Union and their dependents opted out of the program. This further split Eutope.
  • Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift was a solution to keeping West Berlin from starving. The British and Americans dropped supplies over W. Berlin for over 10 months. They did this to avoid WWIII and to help people oppressed by communism.
  • USSR Atomic Bomb

    In 1949, the Soviet Union set off its first atomic bomb. The knowledge that Russia created an atomic bom started an arms war with the US. The Cold War was dictated by the fear on an atomic bomb.
  • NATO

    NATO was formed when Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, and Ireland signed a treaty with the US and Canada. This was a mutual pact, promising to defend one another if attacked.
  • Korean War Begins

    The Korean War was the first armed conflict of the Cold War. In many ways, it set the standard for Cold War conflict. THe Korean War also gave the idea of proxy wars. The Korean War was an armed conflict between North and South Korea.
  • Rosenberg Spy Case

  • Nikita Kruschev Comes to Power

  • East German Uprising

    The East German Uprising was started by workers revolting against the government's call for increased productiviity. The US started a program to send food to East Germany . This higlighted the mistreatment of people under communism. (History. com)
  • Korean War Ends

    The Korean War was a fight agains communism. At the end of the war the communist blcck added part of Korean to it's block.
  • Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact was a military alliance between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union. This divided Europe with hostile military alliance, causing great tension.
  • Hungarian Uprising

    The Hungarian Uprising was started by students who issued the 16 points, demanding freedom and food.
  • Sputnik

    The Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite. The US was concerned that Russia could possibly be testing missiles on or behind the moon. The Sputnik also showed that Russia was technologically ahead of the US.
  • U2 Incident

    The U2 incident was when a CIA pilot, on a secret mission, flew over Russia to take pictures of denied territory, and was shot down. The US wanted to avoid a surprise nuclear attack. This raised tension and distrust between the Soviet Union and the US. (Coldwar.crg)
  • Bay Of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs was a secret plan approved by Kennedy for Cuban exiles to invade Cuba. This was important to the Cold War because Kennedy hoped the exiles would overthrow Castro, the Soviet Union supported revolutionary. The Bay of Pigs failed and the exiles were either killed or captured.
  • Berlin Wall - Buliding

    The Berlin Wall was built under the rule of Nikita Kruschev, and construction started August, 1961. East Germany was a communist country and West Germany was not. The wall divided Gerany between America and Russia.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the climax of the Cold War violence. The Cuban Missile Crisis took full advantage of the proxy war, with Russian missiles placed in Cuba. Kennedy blockaded Cuba to keep Russian Misslies from reaching Cuba. This brought an end to the possibility of a nuclear war.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring was a time in Cech when politics liberalized. Under Soviet rule, the rights of Czech individuals were limited.
  • Mikail Gorbachev Comes to Power

    Gorbachev came to power as a Soviet leader in 1985. He encouraged free thinking, ad was central to the end of the Cold War. Gorbachev made an agreement, the INF treaty, to eliminate immediate range nukes.
  • Berlin Wall - Taking Down

    When Russia pulled out of Central Europe and America out of Germany. Germany was able to become a non-communist state. The wall fell in 1989 due to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • German Unification

    The Gernman reunification signified the close of the Cold War, and the fall of communism in Europe. The reunification took place under West Germany's constitution, a non-communist constitution. (