Cold War Timeline

  • Yalta Conference

    The last meeting in which the Soviet Union and the US were amicable, and thus began the cold war.
  • FDR Dies

    Franklin Delano Roosvelt dies, this constitutes a major breakup of relations due to Stalin and FDR's friendship.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany is finaly defeated markin the beggining of the post war period.
  • First A-Bomb

    Trinity is dropped in the Arizona desert
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    The bomb is dropped on Japan and spearheads a surrender
  • Vietnamese Independence

    Ho Chi Mihn declares indepndence by quoting the US declaration of independence, but gets double crossed
  • "An iron curtain has fallen"

    Churchill giving his famous speech.
  • First Indochina War

    France invades Vietnam to consolidate power
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman declares active aid in Greek civil war
  • Communist Takeover in Czechoslovakia

    This takeover marks an imporant event in the cold war, because it represents the spread of communism.
  • NATO Ratified

    The military aliance NATO apears
  • Mcarthyism Beggins

    The communist witch hunt began.
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    The Korean War

    Full scale war, altohugh the war still goes on it has cooled down
  • KGB Established

    The Russian secret service, the KGB, is created.
  • French Surrender

    DIen Bien Phu
  • The Warsaw pact is created

    The communist version of NATO appears
  • Vietnam War Begins

    War against communists by the US begins
  • Kennedy Wins the Election

    He states the US will be a leader of freedoms, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country".
  • Berlin Wall

    The USSR erects a wall
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Kennedy is Assasinated

    Kenndy is murdered
  • Gulf of Tomkin Incident

    The Gulf of Tomkin Incident occurs and directly leads to the explosion of the Vietnam War.