Due to the opposing viewpoints, Russia wanting to expand on communist countries, while other countries wanting to be communist free, tensions began to rise between nations.
Cold War Timeline
The events that conspired during the Cold War (1947-1966) with tensions rising between the U.S./other foreign countries, and the Soviet's/other communist countries.
The Truman Doctrine
Established the U.S. would provide, economic, military, and political aid to democratic countries/nations under threat of communism.
National Security Act
In response to the threats from the Soviets after World War II, the U.S. passed this act providing/promoting national security. (Secretary of Defense, National Military Establishment, Department of the Army, Navy, and Department of the Air Force.)
The Soviet Union blocked roads and rail traffic from West Berlin, in order to cut off access to food, coal, and other crucial supplies.
in response to the Berlin Blockade, the U.S. began to ship massive amounts of supplies via airlift.
Spread of Communism
Chinese communist forces capture Manchuria.
The North Atlantic Treaty is founded to provide resistance against Russia and its communist forces.
Communism Spreads Further
Chinese communist forces capture Nanjing.
Berlin Airlift Result
The Berlin Airlift and overall blockade problem comes to an end.
Harry Truman orders the development of the Hydrogen Bomb. ("A weapon whose enormous explosive power results from an uncontrolled self-sustaining chain reaction in which isotopes of hydrogen combine under extremely high temperatures to form helium in a process known as nuclear fusion")
North Korean forces begin to invade South Korea.
Korea Problem II
After hearing this news, Harry Truman orders U.S. troops to Korea. (specifically South Korea)
Atom Bombs for everyone!
Winston Churchill announces that Britain has an atom bomb.
General Douglas MacArthur's Plan
General Douglas MacArthur advocates the use of atom bombs in the Korean War.
Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg are found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Soviets.
The U.S. begins the construction of the first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus.
NATO Part 2!
Greece and Turkey end up joining NATO!
Eisenhower for President!
Truman relieves Eisenhower of command during Korean war so he can run for president.
Joseph Stalin dies.
Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg are executed.
More Problems in Cuba Arising!
Fidel Castro leads an attempt to overthrow Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
The U.S. tests a hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.
French vs. Vietnam
French forces are defeated by North Vietnam forces at Dien Bien Phu.
French forces agree to leave North Vietnam.
War, more of it!
Civil War breaks out in South Vietnam between supporters of Ngo Dinh Diem and Bo Dai.
China and North Vietnam
China agrees to provide North Vietnam with economic aid.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngo Dinh Diem replaces Bo Dai as leader of South Vietnam.
Nikita Khrushchev denounces former leader Joseph Stalin
Fidel Castro and a small force of armed soldiers land in Cuba
Britain and France
After planes bomb Egyptian airfields and attack, their forces soon leave Egypt.
The Soviet Union appeals to the United States and Britain to cease nuclear testing.
Israel and the U.S.
After cutting off aid to Israel, the U.S. resumes aid to Israel.
Britain carries out its first Hydrogen Bomb test over "Christmas Island"
Nikita Khrushchev replaces Nikolai Bulganin as prime minister of the Soviet Union.
Nikita Khrushchev meets Mao Zedong in China and call for an end for all nuclear testing
Soviet Union and Berlin
The Soviet Union demands that all forgein troops should be withdrawn from Berlin.
Fidel Castro Won't Give Up
Fidel Castro and his victorious troops enter Havana
Members vote again against the admission of China to the United Nations
United Nations Staying Out
The United Nations decide not to intervene in the independence struggle in Algeria.
American U-2 spy plane shot over the Soviet Union.
U.S and Cuba
The United States ends all aid to Cuba
NATO introduces a unified air defense command
Bay of Pigs
U.S's Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba
Khrushchev and Kennedy
Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy hold summit meeting in Vienna.
The first U.S. troops arrive in South Vietnam
Soviet's sending Missiles
Soviet Union agrees to send arms and set up missiles in Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis
John F. Kennedy announces that the Soviet Union has installed a missile base in Cuba.
13 days later and....
John F. Kennedy announced the Cuban Missile crisis is over after a strenuous 13 days.
Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy agree to establish a hot line to use during a Cold War crisis
Ngo Dinh Diem
President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is assassinated.
John F. Kennedy Assasination
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas texas. (Many theories circulate his assassination-)
United States aircraft bomb North Vietnam for the first time.
Alexsei Kosygin becomes prime minister of the Soviet Union
China explodes its first atomic bomb
Australia gets involved
Australia decides to send troops to South Vietnam.
The Soviet Union admits to supplying arms to North Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh rejects peace
Ho Chi Minh rejects peace talks on the Vietnam War offered by Lyndon B. Johnson.
Charles De Gaulle
Charles De Gaulle calls for the U.S. forces to leave Vietnam, ending up having the French withdraw its troops from NATO
United States using Chemical Weapons
The United States government admits to using chemical weapons in North Vietnam
United States Air Raid
The United States air raid on Hanoi kills over 100 North Vietnamese civilians