Cold War Timeline

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Big Three Churchill (Great Britain), President Roosevet (USA), & Stalin (Soviet) at the end of World War II agreed that Stalin would join the fight against Japan to end World War II along as the United States & Great Britain allowed the Soviet Union to control Eastern Europe after the War. The Soviet Union agreed to allow free elections in Eastern Europe. This would establish the division in Europe between the United States (Western Europe) & the Soviet Union (Eastern Europe) that would be
  • United Nation

    United Nation
    The stated goals of the United Nations include promoting cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman outlined a policy of resisting Soviet Expansion. It guided the U.S. for decades. He sent military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey so that they could withstand communist threat
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    A plan for the U.S. to rebuild Western European countries after WWII. It sent billions of dollars in aid to rebuild Western Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Berlin was divided into 4 zones; located in East Europe. The SU tried to force the western allies out of Berlin by sealing off every railroad and highway into the western sectors of the city. The western powers responded by a round the clock airlift. For more than a year cargo planes supplied West Berlin with food and fuel.
  • NATO Pact

    NATO Pact
    The U.S., Canada, and nine countries formed a new military alliance. A system of defence where its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A conflict during the Cold War where the US and Soveit Union supported different sides sending troops, aid and weapons to help spread their ideologies. It ended in armistice. It divided the country into two, North and South
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Soviet Union's response to NATO. The Soveit Union and seven satellites in Eastern Europe. It created blocks in Europe along with NATO. They dominated the countries in the Eatern part of Europe.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The US sent over 500,000soldiers to make sure Communism would not spread throughout this country, unable to accomplish. It was not popular with many Americans.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    An attempt of the United States to overthrow a Communist Government, that failed. They covered it up by making it seem like an incident carried out by the citizens
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The barrier created by the Soviet Union to seperate East and West Berlin
  • Cuban Missiles Crisis

    Cuban Missiles Crisis
    The United States Administration under president Kennedy made a decision that may have saved the world from a Nuclear War.
  • End of the Cold War

    End of the Cold War
    European countries from Poland to Bulgaria broke out of the Soviet orbit beginning in 1989. The baltic states regained full independence in 1991. The remaining Soviet republics seperated to form 12 independent nations.