The cold war

Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

  • The Cold War begins

    Yalta Conference held.
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    The United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima (20 kiloton bomb 'Little Boy' kills 80,000).
  • Atomic bomb dropped

    The United States drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki (22 kiloton 'Fat Man' kills 70,000)
  • Japanese surrender

    Japanese surrender End of World War II.
  • "Iron Curtain" speech delivered.

    "Iron Curtain" speech delivered by Winston Churchill
  • Map of Europe

  • Truman Doctrine announced

    President Truman of United States declared an anti-communism document, this started the Cold War.
  • George Marshall spoke at Havard University

    George Marshall spoke at Havard University about how he would do whatever possible to assist the return of a healthy economic state.
  • Diplomatic Confilict

    In February 1948, Russia responded to the pressures of the Cold War by putting forward her claim for the whole of Berlin within her zone.
  • Confrontation over Berlin

    The hostile relations between the Soviet Union and the United States before 1948 had made the Berlin crisis, inevitable. The currency reform carried out by the western powers in 1948 immediately produced the Berlin crisis. The aim of the western powers was to introduce a new currency in order to revive the Germany economy.
  • Berlin Blockade begins

  • Berlin Blockade ends

  • NATO ratified

  • Soviets explode first atomic bomb

  • Korean War begins

  • Korean War ends

  • Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

  • Cuba aligned itself with the Soviet Union

    Cuba aligned itself with the Soviet Union, because they said that it would be of great advantage to the Soviet Union that they become allies, as they are the geographically closest country to the United States, who were at the time experiencing a stalemate