Cold War Timeline Project

By EEnman
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    Berlin Airlift

    Soviet forces blockaded all road, rail, and water routes into Berlin’s Allied-controlled areas
    Stifled the vital flow of food, coal, and other supplies
    U.S. and UK forces took to the skies to get supplies to the Allied sectors
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of  NATO
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Created by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations
    Provide collective security against the Soviet Union
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    Korean War

    Fought between North Korea and South Korea
    North Korea invaded South Korea
    Following clashes along the border and rebellions in South Korea
  • Creation of Warsaw Pact

    Creation of  Warsaw Pact
    Signed in Warsaw, Poland, between the Soviet Union and seven other Eastern Bloc socialist republics of Central and Eastern Europe
    Formally known as the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance
    Immediately after the accession of West Germany to the Alliance
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    Vietnam War

    Conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
    The second of the Indochina Wars
    Officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam
    The U.S. entered the Vietnam War in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism
  • Spunik

    Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik (Russian for “traveler”)
    the world’s 1st artificial satellite
    1st man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s orbit.
  • Construction of Berlin Wall

    Construction of Berlin Wall
    Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989
    Construction of the wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile  Crisis
    35-day (16 October – 20 November 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
    Escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by Soviet deployments of similar ballistic missiles in Cuba.
    Defining moment in national security and nuclear war preparation.
    The closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
  • Moon landing

    Moon landing
    “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
    2 U.S. astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
    The first human beings to walk on the moon
  • Destruction of Berlin Wall

    Destruction of  Berlin Wall
    The Peaceful Revolution
    Pivotal event in world history
    Marked the falling of the Iron Curtain
    Series of events that started the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe
    Preceded by the Solidarity Movement in Poland