cold war timeline

  • May 29, 776

    Olympic politics

    Olympic politics
    The Olympic games are renowned as a global event that transcend politics. However, political actions on the part of athletes and nations have colored the quadrennial games.
  • Igor Gouzenko

    Igor Gouzenko
    Gouzenko came to Canada from Russia and was acting as spy for russia, But really he was a spy for canada spying on the Soviet Union. The evidence that Igor had provided led to the arrests of 39 suspects and 18 of which were actually charged with various offences.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    At the end of the second world war, Germany was divided amongst the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britian and France. The eastern Half of germany was controlled by the Soviet union and the western half was divided amongst the other three. This union of governments were to contol and rebuild Berlin. The four quickly started to have problems between them they all wanted dofferent ways off controlling. Diplomacy failed, Ground evasions were planned and ww3 was on the brink of exsistence.
  • international politics

    international politics
    1948 American left-liberals blamed the Truman administration for the icy tone of its relations with Moscow, while rightists blamed the Communists but accused Roosevelt and Truman of appeasement.Both parties shared a consensus that Truman’s containment. ( the date may 28th is not correct, but i cant change it becuase i could not find an actual date for this topic)
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    The Korean war was the war that took place between republic of korea( who was supported by the United States) and the Democratic peoples of north korea9 supported by China). The Korean war was primaraly result of the political division of Korea.
  • Role in commonwealth (colombo plan)

    Role in commonwealth (colombo plan)
    A plan was established to provide the framework within which international cooperation efforts could be promoted to raise the standards of the people in the region.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The Suez Crisis was a diplomatic and military confrontation betweeen Egpyt and Britian,France and Isreal during late 1956. The United States, the Soviet Union and the United Nations played major roles in forcing Britian, France and Isreal to withdraw. Not even a day later Isreal invaded Egypt, Britian and France.

    NORAD ~ North American Aerospace defense command. This is joint organization of Canada and the United States which provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for the two countries.
  • Berlin wall (rise and fall)

    Berlin wall (rise and fall)
    The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction, which was nearly as instantaneous as its creation, was celebrated around the world. It fell on November 9th 1989.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis also known as the October crisis or the Caribbean crisis. THis was a thirteen day confrontation between the soviet union and Cuba against the United states.
  • Bommarc Missile Crisis

    Bommarc Missile Crisis
    The decision of the conservative government to cancel the avro arrow and deploy two squadrons of the american missile cuased a crisis in the canadian defence polocy.
  • USSR Summit Series

    USSR Summit Series
    The Summit Series was the first competition between the Soviet and an NHL Canadian ice hockey teams, an eight-game series held in September 1972. Canada won the series four games to three, with one tie.
  • Afghanistan and the Soviet Union 1979-89

    Afghanistan and the Soviet Union 1979-89
    The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a nine-year proxy war during the Cold war. The initial Soviet deployment of the 40th Army in Afghanistan began on December 24, 1979 under Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.[16] The final troop withdrawal started on May 15, 1988, and ended on February 15, 1989 under the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Due to the interminable nature of the war, the conflict in Afghanistan has sometimes been referred to as the "Soviet Union's Vietnam War" or "the Bear
  • US star wars - Strategic defense intiative

    US star wars - Strategic defense intiative
    The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983. To use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the strategic offense before hand of mutual assured destruction
  • Gorbachev Revolution - Perestroiika

    Gorbachev Revolution - Perestroiika
    political movement within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, widely associated with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev along with his other major policy reform he introduced known as glasnost,
  • Nicaragua Contra and United States 1970 and 80

    Nicaragua Contra and United States 1970 and 80
    the Iran contra affair was a political scandal in the United States that came to light in November 1986. During the Reagan administration, senior Reagan administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.Some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would secure the release of hostages and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.