Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

  • Hollywood Ten

    In this moment in time being caught or assumed a commuinist was bad. The gonvernment chosed the "top ten people" that they assumed were communist told everyone to not hire them or accept them for the communist. Because of this people could not get hired anywhere,become famous etc.
  • HAUC

    A Congressional committee that held hearings on the film and entertainment industries in the years of 1938-58. Congress has two recognized reasons for holding hearings and witnesses: to obtain information useful for crafting legislation and to over see the executive branch of government.
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism is the practiuce of making accusations of disloyalty. The most famous examples of McCarthyism include the speeches ect. of Senator McCarthy himself. During the McCarthy era, thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government ect.
  • Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference is about how the Big Three agreed that Poland ect. would hold gree elections. But Stalin later reneged on this promise. Roosevelt and Churchill were not in a good position to press Stalin too hard.The Red Army already occupid much of Eastern Europe, and Roosevelt wanted Soviet help in the war against Japen.
  • Creation of the U.N.

    The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1942, during World War 2, when representatives of 26 nations pledged to their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
  • Potsdam Confernce

    The "Big Three" leaders met at Potsdam Germeny near Berlin. The last of the World War II heads of state conferences, the Big Three, President Truman, Soviet Premier Stalin and British Prime Ministers Churchill and Atlee discussed post-war arrangements in Europe, frequently without agreement. Future moves in the war against Japan were also covered. The meeting concluded early in the morning of 2 August.
  • End of World War 2

    The World War 2 end with total victory of the Allies over the Axis in 1945. World war 2 altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. When world war 2 ended is when japan surrendered.
  • The Truman Doctrine

    Harry S. Truman announced details to Congress of what eventually became known as the Truman Doctrine. In his speech he pledged America support for "free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures".
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan was by no means the first U.S. aid program for post-war Europe. Already during 1945-47, the U.S. paid out substantial financial assistance to Europe under various different schemes. In total annual amount, these payments were actually larger than the Marshall Plan itself. One key element of the Marshall Plan was to rival programs in a package and to identify and iron out inconsistencies.
  • the formation of NATO

    NATO was signed by 12 nations and the nations that signed were becoming the their own big nation. The were going around and getting more nations just to over come the other nations
  • The Red Scare

    The second Red Scare occurred after World War II and was popularly known as "McCarthyism" after its most famous supporter and namesake, Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthyism coincided with increased popular fear of communist espionage consequent to a Soviet Eastern Europe, the Berlin Blockade, the Chinese Civil War, the confessions of spying for the Soviet Union given by several high-ranking U.S. government officials, and the Korean War.
  • Rosenbergs

    At the time of the trial the United States federal prison authority did not have electric chairs. Julius and Ethel were sent to the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York State, where they were executed. The execution was originally scheduled for the eve of June 18, 1953.
  • The Nudear Arms Race

    The nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold War. During the Cold War. In addition to the American and Soviet nuclear stockpiles, other countries developed nuclear weapons, though none engaged in warhead production.
  • The korean war (beginning to end)

    The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea supported by the United Nations and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea supported by the People's Republic of China, with military and material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Formation of the Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact alliance of the East European socialist states is the nominal counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the European continent (see fig. A, this Appendix). Unlike NATO, founded in 1949, however, the Warsaw Pact does not have an independent organizational structure but functions as part of the Soviet Ministry of Defense.
  • The beginning of the Baby Boom

    The end of World War II brought a baby boom to many countries, especially Westerns. There is some disagreement as to the precise the beginning and the ending dates of the post-war baby boom, but it is most often agreed to begin in the years immediately after the war, ending more than a decade later; birth rates in the United States started to decline in 1957.