Cold War timeline

  • Stalin

    Dictator of the Soviet Union who started with the Bolshevik's in the Russian Revolution and eventually turned the USSR communist. Ruled through WWII and the Cold War
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Communist leader who was first prime minister then president of north Vietnam
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The world's most largest international organization for international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace
  • Iron Curtain

    A term used by Winston Churchill to describe the geographical seperation of Communist states
  • Truman Doctrine

    A speech made by president Truman stating that the U.S. will aid Greece and Turkey economically and with military to prevent the spread of communism
  • The Marshall Plan

    This was an American program to help out Europe, the United States would give money to European nations to help rebuild their economies after WWII to try and stop the spread of communism
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Western allies started an airlift to send supplies to West Berrlin to go over the Berlin Blockade
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    An alliance between the United States and European countries wanting to reach the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty-- the alliance fighting against the Warsaw Pact in the Cold War
  • People's Republic of China

    People's Republic of China
    located in east Asia, a one party communist country. It is also the second largest country by land
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A war between North and South Korea, South Korea being a democracy supported by the United Nations and North Korea being Communist supported by the United Nations
  • Khrushchev

    He led the Soviet Union during the part of the Cold War and was responsible for de-Stalinization, the Soviet Space Program, and many more liberal reforms.
  • KGB The Committee for Safe Secuity

    KGB The Committee for Safe Secuity
    It was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954-1991
  • Geneva Accords of 1954

    A conference held in Geneva, Switzerland between the United States, the Soviet Union, France, the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China. They discussed a way to unify Vietnam and restoring peace in Indochina.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    an allie defense pact between 8 Communist states of central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War
  • sputnik

    The Soviet Union's first robot in space during the space race between the US and the SU
  • Berlin Wall erected

    A barrier wall put up by the German Democractic Republic to cut off East Berlin from all of West Berlin and West Germany
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    a 13 day period which the USSR and the US and were on the edge of starting WWIII when the Soviet Union sent missiles to Cuba, 90 miles from the coast of Flordia.
  • Leonid Brezhnev

    He was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, leading the Soviet Union for 18 years. He expanded the S.U. military and is critized for starting an era of overlooking many ecomoic problems that led to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991
  • Tet Offensive

    A military campaign during the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong and North Vietnam (SU) against South Vietnam and the US
  • Helsinki Accords

    The final act of the Conference on Security and Co- operation in Europe held in Helsinki, Finnland. 33 European states including the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to improve realtions of the Communist bloc and the west.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    crisis between Iran and the U.S. when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days
  • Russian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Invasion of Afghanistan
    This war lasted for 9 years and was apart of the Cold War. Soviet-lead Afghan forces fought against multi-national groups aided by China, the United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia
  • 1980 Moscow Olympics

    many countries boycotted the Olympics in Moscow because of the Soviet Union invasion of Afganistan
  • LA Olympics

    Moscow boycotted the US Olymipcs because 34 different countries, including the US, boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980 because they invaded Afghanistan
  • Chernobyl Diaster

    Chernoblyn Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine that was a nuclear catastrophic accident controlled by the Soviet Union and spread radioactive particles in the atmosphere throughout all of Europe and Western Europe.
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

    On this day, the East German government announced that the German Democractic Republic citizens could visit, live, and be apart of West Berlin and West Germany.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Gorbachev's, leader of the Soviet Union, ideas for the future of the Soviet Union.
  • Lech Walesa

    Lech Walesa
    A Polish politician who served as president of Poland from 1990-1995. He co-founded Solidarity, and won the Noble Peace Prize in 1983.
  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin
    Russian politcian and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991-1999.
  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union president Gorbachev declared his office extinct and handed over the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes to the Russian President Yeltsin
  • Putin

    Current president of the Soivet Union, who also served in 2000 till 2008 and waas prime minister from 1999 to 2000
  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    A water way in Egypt conneccting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, a conflict during the Cold War
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    a large city square in the center of Beijing
  • Vietnam

    During the Cold War, Vietnam was seperated in North and South Vietnam. After the Cold War, North Vietnam took overr South Vietnam and they are still one country today.