Usa and the ussr

Cold War Timeline

By malikw.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Truman and other world leaders including Jospheh Stalin meet to take down Germany.
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    The Cold War

  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    The Truman doctirine was formed to stop communism from spreading basically containment.
  • Nato Created

    Nato Created
    NATO is a treaty saying that if any of the countries are attacked then the other countries would attack the attackers.
  • The Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift
    The berlin was done to help the people of west Germany.
  • Mao Zedong Takes Over China. Nato Created

    Mao Zedong Takes Over China. Nato Created
    Mao and his russian allies attacked the democratic china and eventually took over China.
  • Mcarthy launches Witch-Hunt

    Mcarthy launches Witch-Hunt
    The witch hunt started by Joseph mccarthy was when the entire country of america was looking for communist spies.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean war was obviously a war between N. Korea and S. Korea that resulted with the borders of the koreas at the 57th parralel but the fighting has never ended.
  • KGB Established

    KGB Established
    The KGB is the Soviet Union Leader's privite police.
  • H-Bomb tested

    H-Bomb tested
    The H-bomb was smaller and even more powerful than the atomic bomb.
  • Warsaw Pact Created

    Warsaw Pact Created
    The warsaw pact was the soviet's version NATO.
  • Sputnic Launched

    Sputnic Launched
    October 4, 1957, 7:28 PM, Sputnik was the first object launched into space by the soviets it was kept at a low orbit and emitted radio waves.
  • U2 Spy PLane Shot Down

    U2 Spy PLane Shot Down
    The U2 spy plane incedent was when a US U2 spyplane was shot down over russia and the US was caught spying on the Soviet Union.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs was the us training Cuban exiles and sending them to kill Fidel Castro.
  • Berlin Wall Goes Up

    Berlin Wall Goes Up
    The Berlin wall was created to stop the brain drain or the smartest people of west Germany going to the democratic east Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The cuban missile crisis was when the Soviet Union planted missiles in Cuba.
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK Assassinated
    JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in dallas Texas on November 22 1963 noone knows why Oswald did that.
  • Golf Of Tonkin Incident

    Golf Of Tonkin Incident
    The Gulf of Tonkin incedent is three North Vietnamese torpedo boats fired on the USS Maddox.
  • US Escilates Envolvement In Vietnam

    US Escilates Envolvement In Vietnam
    The US escalates their involvement in Vietnam directly after Johnson is reelected for president by using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which gives the president of America near unlimited power in Vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive Begins

    Tet Offensive Begins
    Tet, the lunar new year for Vietnam, it also was one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. it later ended early in Febuary.
  • Vietnam Conflict Expands to Cambodia and Laos

    Vietnam Conflict Expands to Cambodia and Laos
    The Vietnam conflict spread to Laos and Cambodia when the US tried to destroy the Ho Chi Minh trail the US carpet bombed where they thought the trail was.
  • Nixion Visits China

    Nixion Visits China
    After the US ping pong team is invited to tour and play in China president Nixon decides to go to China and talk about joining forces to take out the Soviet Union.
  • Iran Takes US Hostages

    Iran Takes US Hostages
    Iran rebels take hostages and want only the leader (the Shah) of their country to be sent back so he can be sent to prison and killed.
  • USSR Invades Afghinstan

    USSR Invades Afghinstan
    In 1979 the USSR felt they needed to help out the Afganistan government which was already communist but it was nearly overthrown the Soviet's exepreiance was similar to the United States experiance in Vietnam.
  • Lake Placid Winter Olympics

    Lake Placid Winter Olympics
    The year that the winter olympics were held in Lake Placid NY was the year that we beat the Soviet union hockeyteam who hadnot been beaten in years.