Cold War Time Line

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    Cold War

  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The iron curtain was an isolationist dream. It blocked communist countries from contacting the outside. It kept everyone in even tho its purpose was to keep people out
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    This conference was held to divide up europe after the war. The USSR started wanting more and more land and the world afraid of communisim wasnt going to take that. This launched thee cold war.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was the declaration for the Cold War. It outlined the parameters for the Cold War and how the U.S. needed to protect foreign countries from the “communism threat.” This idea was not very popular among the people at first.
  • Creation of Isreal

    Creation of Isreal
    Created for the jewish population in Europe. Given almost as a concelation prize for WWII and everything else they suffered. It is the only country mainly populated by Jewish people.
  • The Communist Party takes control of Czechoslovakia

    The Communist Party takes control of Czechoslovakia
    This really showwed the Soviets what they could do. They became power thirsty. It was easy for them to convince people to join up. Communisim sounds like a good idea at first.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Marshall Plan was a plan to rebuild Europe, due to the fact it had been torn apart by war. It was America’s way of righting all the wrongs that happened there. It was named after George C. Marshall the U.S. Secretary of State at the time.
  • Berlin Air Lift

    Berlin Air Lift
    The U.S. helped Berlin by dropping goods and supplys to them by plane. It wasnt because we wanted to help but more of a show of defiance. The U.S. wanted to show the U.S.S.R. that we were the strongest
  • NATO

    A world peace group. Formed during the cold war. It is still around today.
  • Soviet Untion explodes first Atomic bomb

    The "First lighting" atomic bomb was set off at at an issolated testing ground in Semipalatinsk. A U.S.A. spy plane
  • Marilyn Monroe*

    Marilyn  Monroe*
    Marilyn Monroe was an iconic sex symbol of the cold war. She performed for troups and made amazing movies that distracted people. It is rumored that she had an affair with JFK and other iconic men.
  • Cinderella (Disney Film)*

    Cinderella (Disney Film)*
    A beautiful film about a young woman being forced to be a servant in her own home. A classic story everyone knows now. It was a refreshing change for children, going from pretending there was an explosion to singing mice
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The korean war was fought between North and south Korea. U.S. troops came in to help South Korea. The Korean War is not over yet. It ended in a cease fire.
  • KGB Established

    KGB Established
    The KGB is basicly the CIA of the U.S.S.R.. Its their secret kepers. It was used to plot agaisnt the U.S. and other non comunist countries
  • Disney Land*

    Disney Land*
    Founded by Walt and Roy Disney, Showed that even people with loads of money could find a way to make people hapy. Communist children would want to go to disney land but th U.S.S.R. would never have something like it
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The vietnam war was supossed to be a civil war between North and South Vietnam. Instead it ended up a batle for the U.S.A (South Vietnam) and the U.S.S.R. (North Vietnam) Alot of men were killed/
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Egyptian President Nassar nationalized the Suez canal causing Israili armed forces to pushed into egypt. This almost caused a total war.
  • Sputnik I & II

    Sputnik I & II
    Sputnik I & II really changed techology. They were space crafts sent into orbit by the USSR. It started a moon race and everyone was terrified it had cameras taking pictures of the U.S.
  • NASA

    NASA is short for National American Space Agency. It was created to be the soviets to the moon. There weremany movies made about this the best being October Sky.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    A failed invasion of Cuba. The CIA suposidly had something to do with. It was to stop Castro.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall was used to divide east and west germany for over 20 yeras. The fear was that communisim would be wiped out in the area on the east side. The west side dint want communisim to spread. The wall had death trenches and guard towers.
  • Tsar Bomb

    Tsar Bomb
    Most powerful bomb ever made. Developped by the U.S.S.R. and was a huge part of the cold war. Caused americans to make more powerful nukes.
  • The AKM

    The AKM
    A modernized rifle that changed the game of war. A fully auotmatic weapon that could shoot over 200 meters away. The AKM is the basis of our M16.
  • Super Bowl

    Super Bowl
    The super bowl is characterfized by the final of the major football teams. The best of th ebest and funny commercials. But what we dont give it enough credit for is that it was peace for america if only for those few hours
  • USS Pueblo Incident

    USS Pueblo Incident
    The USS Pueblo (a U.S. Navy Vessel) was 16 miles off shore in international waters. North Korea demanded they surrender. The lightly armed vessel knew it was beat and the crew burned all top secret information and shortly after they were captured. They were kept in compound camps and force fed propaganda.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A huge attack that no one really won. Military bases were attacked and taken and lost. Went one for a couple months
  • Wood Stock*

    Wood Stock*
    A three days peace and music event. New drugs were tried and sold. Over 400,000 people gathered for 32 performers.
  • Watergate

    Nixon removed himself from office because he was accused of spying in on the Democratic Nationall Convention. He was never arrested
  • 1972 Olympics

    1972 Olympics
    A palestine Terriorist group took the Israile team hostage. The terriorists killed the hostages and that sparked anger in the Isralies. They hunted down those responsible and killed them.
  • Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini

    Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini
    Infamous leader of Iran. Helped in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. He overthrew the last shaaw.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    A group of 60 or so Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran taking more than 60 American’s hostage. Many people think this is the reason Jimmy Carter didn’t get a second term as president of the United States.

    An agreement reached that lifted some trade restrictions and barriers. Helped end the Iron Curtain. Hurt trade in North AMerican countries.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen  Square Massacre
    Students in Bejing, organized a protest against CHina's education system.They were heavaly suportted by the people. Many of the students died
  • Germany's Reunification

    Germany's Reunification
    Germany is reunifiied with captilist ideas. The U.S.S.R. has lost a powerfl ally. This will lead to the USSr's demise
  • First Mcdonalds in Moscow

    First Mcdonalds in Moscow
    What was rendered as unspeakable suddenly became all the rage in moscow. People were lining up to get one of those burgers they never had before. Good food has a way of making people want more.
  • Dissolving of the Soviet Union

    Dissolving of the Soviet Union
    The dissolving of the Soviet Union was when the U.S.S.R. became Russia again and communism was ended. This also ended the Cold War, but left a lot of tension. The now former president of the U.S.S.R. went on national television to say he was ending the U.S.S.R.