Cold War Timeline

  • Guatemala is declared a country

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    China's Civil War

    War between chinese nationalists and Communist china.
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    prohibited all nuclear testing unless underground.
  • Atomic Bomb Tested for First Time

  • United Nations was Formed

    Was formed to keep the super powers of the world from fighting with eachother.
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    Senator McCarthy

    Senator McCarthy blamed many US citizens of being communists.
  • Truman Doctorine was put into Affect

    Was a document that promised to help nations who were struggling against communism.
  • Marshall Plan

    economic and foreign policy thst offered aid to western European countries after WWII
  • NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Orginization
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    State of Israel

    The State of Israel is the Jewish homeland.
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    Korean War

    The result of a political division in Korea.
  • Cuban Revolution

    An armed rebolt lead by Fidel Castro.

    The South East Asia Treaty Organization.
  • South Vietnam

    South Vietnam is founded.
  • Warsaw Pact

    military alliance of the soviet union and its satelite states.
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    Vietnam War

    South Vietnam allied with the US to fight against communism.
  • Hungarian Uprising

    A spontaneous nationwide uprising against the government.
  • Eisenhower Doctorine

    A speech president Eisenhower made.
  • Bay of Pigs

    unsuccesful invasion of cuba by the military.
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    Berlin Wall Built-Falls

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Two seperate confrontations between North Vietnam and the US.
  • Tet Offensive

    Campaign of surprise attacks in South Vietnam.
  • Nixon Visits China

    important step in normalizing relations with the US and China.
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    A former Soviet Statesman.
  • Cold War Ends

  • Reagan and Gorbachev sign treaty