Cold War Progression

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    Yalta Conference

    "Big Three" meet; start of Cold War
  • Iron Curtain Speech by Churchill

    "An "iron curtain" has descended on Europe..."
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War
  • Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia

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    Berlin Blockade

  • NATO Ratified

    Creates Western Bloc
  • Mao Zedong creates People's Republic of China

    CHina becomes a communist state
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    Korean War

    Stalin supports North Korea and arms them against South Korea
  • KGB Established

  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    Creates Easten Bloc
  • Sputnik Launched into Orbit

    First real progress of "Space Race"
  • Fidel Castro Takes Over Cuba

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Shortly after Castro openly declared agreement with Stalin's policies
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed

  • Red Army crush Czechoslovakian revolt

  • Apollo 11 lands on the Moon

    U.S. "wins" space race
  • North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam

    South Vietnam falls to Communist forces
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    U.S. Troops overthrow regime in Grenada