Cold war

Cold War

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    SourceThe meeting was for a post war discussion between the U.S, Britain, and the Soviet Union. The purpose was to discuss how to re-establish the nations of Europe that were torn by war. This however contributed to causing the cold war between the two superpowers.
  • North Vietnam

    North Vietnam
    SourceNorth Vietnam was ruled by Ho Chi Minh who fought aggainst South Vietnam as a nationalist and a communist. The fighting was so that one side could unify with the other, but with their own national values. This caused much bloodshed and caused both sides of the cold war to support either the North or the South.
  • Berlin Declaration

    Berlin Declaration
    SourceThis was a Declaration that was signed at the end of World War II that basically settled the disputes after World War II and settled what would happen, this was the purpose of the Declaration. This caused the U.S and the Soviet Union to be the only two superpowers in the world.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    SourceThis was one of the last meetings of the big three which was held at Berlin. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the reparations and punishments of the losing side. This effects the losing countries in negative ways and marks the end of World War II
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    SourceThis speech was made by Churchhill to over sevent thousand people. The purpose of the speech was to clarify peoples views on the Communist East. This indeed worked and effected the people who heard his speech by giving them a new view of Communism in the East.
  • Indochina War

    Indochina War
    SourceThe Indochina war was Vietnam fighting against France while both sides had help from neighboring allies. China also ended up contributing to the war while the U.S and Britain supported the French Side. The support from each side ended up leading to a Vietnamese Communist victory which lead to a division of north and south Vietnam.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    SourceThe Marshall Plan was a program developed by the U.S. that was similar to how they were sending financial aid to Europe. The purpose was to create political stability and to help economies. This caused many nations with the help of the United States to not convert to communsim
  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    SourceThe containment policy a policy in which the U.S would help nations resist communism. This was so that Communism would not spread to other nations. The plan worked well as it helped many nations resist against the Communist forces.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    SourceThe Blockade was when sectors were blockaded in Berlin to restrict traveling. The blockade was attempted so that France, Britain, and the U.S couldnt not travel in different sectors in Berlin. This only proved to be unsuccessful and cause tensions between the nations
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    SourceThe Brlin airlift was the airlift in berlin that gave supplies to the citizens of west Berlin. This was because of the Berlin blockade that was used to force the allies out of Berlin. The cause of the Airlift ended the blockade that was attempted to make them leave.
  • NATO

    SourceNato was the North Atlantic Treaty Orginization that was created as an alliance with the other nations. It was created to combat any harm done by the Soviet Union. This only caused the soviet Union and other nations to create the Warsaw Pact as a rival alliance.
  • Soviet Union test A-Bomb

    Soviet Union test A-Bomb
    SourceOn August 29, 1949, The USSR detonates its first atomic bomb. This was to test the effects of how their bomb would do if used. This lead up to the invention of the hydrogen bomb and soon let up to the abm's race between the opposing nations.
  • Peoples REpublic of China Founded

    Peoples REpublic of China Founded
    SourceMao Zedong creates the Peoples Republic of China which was basically a proclamation against the battle of Communist forces with the regime of nationalist chinese leaders. This was made after the communist victory in china. These events lead to Americas statements of calling The Republic corrupt and unjust.
  • Korean War - American Involvement

    Korean War - American Involvement
    SourceThe Korean War raged between North and South Korea. The U.S became involved because they felt the urge to combat the soviets who were trying to spread communism through Korea. This in the end helped the side America was supporting to resist Communism.
  • Second Red Scare

    Second Red Scare
    SourceThe Red scare was the fear of communist taking action against U.S by the American Peoples. The fear was caused by the hysteria over communists in the U.S and imposed threats. This caused many to panick and many people to be accused of being a communist which in return hurt them financially and made it hard for them to be a normal citizen.
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
    These two were convicted of commiting espionage and were put to death because of the conspiracy. They impacted the cold war by sending information to the Soviets secretly as spies. They were then executed in 1953
  • Eisenhower Presidency

    Eisenhower Presidency
    SourceEisenhower became president in 1953 and took care of the Cold War tensions that occurred. He worked to help many countries who were struggling against communism to resist. In the end he was able to save many from the clutches of Communism and help play a crucial war in the Cold War.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    SourceNikita Khrushchev was elected and became leader of the Soviet Union. He worked on making Communism less harsh on the people and changed a lot by denouncing censorship and asking for a peaceful coesixtence with the west.
  • Iranian Coup D'Etat

    Iranian Coup D'Etat
    SourceThe event that took place here was when the Iranian military overthrew the government of Mohammed Mosaddeq. They were able to overthrow him with the help of U.S support and financial assistance. This lead up to Mosaddeq losing power and a change in government.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    SourceThe Warsaw Pact was an orginization that was made to rival the NATO that was made. The Warsaw Pact was made to also defend nations within the Pact from outside forces or threats. The Warsaw pact in the end only helped to divide Europe into eastern and western blocks.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    SourceThis Crisis was when Israeli forces pushed toward egypt toward the Suez Canal after it was nationalized. The Israelies were assisted by the French and British soldiers while the Soviet Union almost joined the conflict. This caused the relationship between the Soviet Union and The United States to almost be Ruined.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    SourceThe Hungarian Revolution was to fight against Soviet oppression. The problems in Hungary encouraged citizens to protest against the Soviets. This however proved to be a grave and fatal mistake as the Soviets viciously crushed by soviets and were killed and wounded.
  • Sputnik

    The Sputnik was the first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union. This was launched because because the government began to pour its resources into science and technology. This ended up creating the future space program known today as NASA.
  • Cuban Revolution

    Cuban Revolution
    SourceThe revolution eventually marked the end of dictatorship in Cuba. The purpose of the revolution was the end the era of dictators in Cuba. This caused hostility between the U.S and Cuba as Castro grew close to the Soviet Union, which marked a mutual enmity between the U.S and Cuba.
  • U2 Incident

    U2 Incident
    SourceThe U2 incident occurred when the USSR shot down an american U2 spy plane and captured its pilot. This had the spy captured and impriosoned for 10 years. However, this eventually led up to the first ever U.S - USSR swap, in which a soviet angent was traded for the American agent for freedom. This incident has also raised tensions during the Cold War.
  • Kennedy Presidency

    Kennedy Presidency
    SourceKennedy became President of the United States on November 8, 1960. Kennedy strengthened the U.S militarily and promised to take care of the missle crisis' that had developed. In the end, he made the U.S's army much stronger, and made the country more powerful with nuclear weapons.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    SourceThis was the day when the first man in the worled was launched into space. The Russian named Yuri Gagarin was sent into orbit on the vostok 3ka-3 spacecraft. This in turn encouraged nations with space programs to strive and work to better goals such as landing on the moon.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    This was a plan to train Cuban exiles and to use them to fight against Cuba. This was all meant to be kept a secret so that the Soviets might not retaliate and encourage war against the Americans. This ended up fueling the tensions that were already there during the Cold war.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    SourceThe Berlin wall was built to close of the west. The purpose for the Walls construction was to seperate and distinguish the two opposing sides of the cold war. This caused major tensions between the two sides and showed the strong opposition each side had against the other.
  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Checkpoint Charlie
    SourceThis was the date when U.S. and Soviet tanks faced each other in Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie is where American M48 tanks were sent when they faced the soviets directly. This in return alarmed Nikita Khrushchev, causing him to send Russian tanks toward the American Tanks.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    SourcePresident Kennedy was assassinated in november 1963. Kennedy was shot while he was in a vehicle waving to people through a parade route. His death impacted American and other Nations and many mourned over his death. His accomplishments helped change the cold war and events that America struggled with.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    SourceGulf of Tonkin was the official stand against North Vietnam. Air strikes and military measures were then made to fight against them. This caused the U.S to be involved in the Vietnam war and for them to support South Vietnam in durings so.
  • Salt I

    Salt I
    SourceSalt was a Strategic Arms Limitations Talk that worked to ease tensions in the Cold War. The purpose was to prevent another red scare from either growing or occuring. The talks were successful and able to control the abm race more effectively.
  • Vietname War - American Involvement

    Vietname War - American Involvement
    SourceThe Vietnam war raged between the North and the South and soon after the gulf of Tonkin resolution, America became directly involved in the war and joined with South Vietnam. The U.S joined forces because they need South Vietnam to prevail over the north so that the Communism doesnt spread south. The failure of containing Communism through this however did not affect the world as much as they thought.
  • Prague Spring

    Prague Spring
    SourceThis was Alexander Dubcek's attempt to bring communsim with a human face, which throughout the country was celebrated. However, the soviet union responded back with hostility. This caused an invasion of hundreds of thousands of troops as a response to Dubcek's reforms.
  • Nixon Presidency

    Nixon Presidency
    SourcePresident Nixon ended the American fighting in the Vietnam war and improved relations with China and the Soviet Union. He had many accomplishments in and out of his presidency and eventually resigned. His role helped develop good relations among nations that were fueled by tensions during the cold war.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    SourceApollo 11 was the successful mission in which men for the very first time were able to set foot on the moon. This came to be ever since the Soviet Union began putting more funds into science and space programs. This enlightened all the nations and inspired them and showed them what man can do, which in turn gave other countries the urge to strive more torwards goals such as these.
  • Tianamen Square Massacre

    Tianamen Square Massacre
    SourceThis massacre was when Chinese troops stormed through Tianamen Square and killed and arrested thousands of protestors. This was Chinas attempt to stop the pro Democracy protest. This took attention from all the nations that were involved in the Cold War and led up to nations to intervene in Chinas actions.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    SourceThis day was when the Berlin Wall gates were finally opened. After mass day protests, East Germany's Communist rulers allowed them to open the gates. This escape allowed people from both sides of the wall to escape whichever side they were from and many of the people hoped over the wall and ran through it to escape the side they were in.
  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union
    SourceThis is the day when the Soviet Union began to fall apart, and each of the leaders agreed that they would not be a part of it anymore. The reason was because of the radical reforms that the soviet President Mikhail had added. This indirectly caused the United States to emerge as the now one and only Superpower of the World of that time.