Responsible for deaths of roughly 60 million people in Soviet Union. A main instigator of the Cold War.
Main security Agency for the Soviet Union form the end of WWII to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. "Secret Police"
Idealogical border between Communist satellite states, the Soviet Union, and all other European nations.
Marshall Plan was active for four years from this point. Gave money to European countries not involved with Soviet Union.
Supplies are shipped into West Germany by planes to keep it from succumbing to the Soviet Union.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The alternative to joining the Warsaw Pact.
People's Republic of China
Communist Party led by Mao Zedong took control of China.
War between UN backed South Korean troops and Soviet backed North Korea to keep the North from "reuniting Korea."
Worked with KGB up through the fallout of the Soviet Union, which is when he became involved with politics. rime Minister of United Russia from 1999-2000, and President from 2000-2008. He been elected the position of President again from 2008-2012.
Explosion of the First Hydrogen Bomb
"Ivy Mike" the first hydrogen bomb was detonated by the United States.
Decision by several countries that Vietnam and Indochina must remain their own state. Northern Vietnam would be controlled by France. France screwed up yet again and Northern Vietnam became a Soviet territory.
Suez Canal Crisis
Access to Suez canal for NATO countries is endangered by Israeli forces closing in on it during their invasion of Egypt.
European Economic Community
Collection of three European countries for their mutual tax benefits.
Sputnik 1 Launched
Sputnik 1 was launched by the Soviet Union into low earth orbit. Burned up in a couple days. Most importantly it started the space race. the competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for control of space.
Berlin Wall Erected
The erection of the wall that seperated East Germany from West Germany by the Soviet Union
Cuban Missile Crisis
13 day Mexican Standoff between Soviet Union and United States involving nuclear missiles.
Massive offensive launched by Viet Cong. Military failure for Communists. Surprised America that the Soviet forces could launch such a large offensive.
Ho Chi Minh
Died. Leader of Communist Vietnam
Used to justify the invasion of any Communist or non-communist country being converted to capitalism
another conference to try and improve relations with the Sovitet Union.
Iranian Hostage Crisis
Followers of the old Shah in Iran stormed the US embassy because the new Shah who they hated was beiing housed in the US. Argo was a great movie.
Soviet War in Afghanistan
Lasted from December 1979 to February 1989.
1980 Moscow Olympics
Nobody was excited for them. Several countries boycotted the Olympics this year due to political relations with the USSR.
Solidarity (Polish Tade Union)
Polish trade union formed for the advancement of its members. Soviet Union tried to silence them with Martial Law. Eventually forced to compromise with the Trade Union.
Started destalinization in the Soviet Union. Was removed from office by his colleagues and replaced with somebody more harsh.
Los Angeles Summer Olympics
Soviet Union boycotted these Olympics.
Perestroika and Glasnot
Series of reforms in Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 aimed at drastically increasing production. Caused older military leadership in the USSR to attempt a coup on the President, Gorbachev at the time.
When a routine check of a fan causes a short circuiting of coolant systems to building four, the core has a meltdown and released a large cloud of nuclear fallout. Evacuated the nearby town of Pripyat.
Last president of the Soviet Union. Looks like a pushover
Tiananmen Square Protests
Governmentally suppressed protests by Chinese citizens.
Berlin Wall begun too be torn down
The West Germanic Government declares that people from East/West Germany had the freedom to visit each other. From there on out the wall was torn down within the next year.