Cold war timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt held a conference in Yalta in the Crimea. Berlin and Germany were divided into four zones to be occupied by the Soviets, Americans, British and French.This occupation was to be temporary.
  • World War 2 Ends

     World War 2 Ends
    USA drops bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6 1945. Two days later they bomb Nagasaki.Six days later the Japanese surrender.
  • UN formed

    UN formed
    USA's president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill had a meeting to set up an organization for the prevention of future wars and it officially came into existance in 1945 and was called the United Nations. Canada is a member
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    In Harry S. Truman’s speech he pledged American support to help the recovery of the European nations including Germany.. Three months later Truman created the Marshall plan and signed a bill to give 5,300,000,000 for the first year of the Marshall plan.The USSR felt threatened by American influence in Europe.
  • Berlin Blockade Begins

    Berlin Blockade Begins
    USSR objects to plans to unify Germany and blocks supplies to Berlin. Allied powers including Canada airlift supplies to West Germany.
    Blockade lasts 320 days until USSR gives up
  • NATO

    NATO formed(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) between North America nations and Europe. It was formed to protect against plans of the USSR who might attack any country in the future. The countries in NATO would protect each other. Canada was included.
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Germany

    Federal Democratic Republic of Germany
    French, British and American occupied zones of Germany fused to make FDR or West Germany. East Germany or German Democratic Republic remains communist under USSR control
  • USSR tests atomic bomb

    USSR tests atomic bomb
    USSR developes atomic bomb
  • Communist China

    Communist China
    China goes communist. Mao Zedung creates Peoples Republic of China.
  • Korean War starts

    Korean War starts
    It was a proxy war.The USSR selected Kim Ill Sung to lead North Korea and Syngman Rhee was the leader of South Korea supported by the US. The 38th paralell separated the north and south. General MacArther led the UN forces to help South Korea but soon was fired for threatening to use nuclear force. The US pushed so far that China also joined the war against them. There were 1558 Canadian casualties. There was no official winner and technically it is still going on, just suspended.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    was formed by the USSR and other European communist states to counteract NATO.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Berlin border between East and West Germany closes. Four days later USSR starts building the Berlin wall to keep people in.