Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by MasonJar
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    Berlin Blockade and Airlift
    The Berlin Blockade was a blockade to block supplies going into Berlin. It caused tension between the two sides and show the enemy after WWII
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of NATO
    The creation of NATO is when countries of Europe and North America created an agreement and pact for protection and assistance for others. This is important to the Cold War because it causes the Warsaw pact and more conflict between the US/NATO, and the Soviet Union
  • Creation of the Warsaw Pact

    Creation of the Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact is a pact signed and created by the Soviets to groups communists nation to try and take on NATO. This is important to the Cold War because it showed the USSR actively going against NATO and making their own rival pact.
  • Sputnik Launch

    Sputnik Launch
    The launch of Sputnik was the first step into space and the exploration of it by the Soviets. This is important to the Cold War because it jumpstarts the Space Race and tension between the two sides.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion of a takeover from Fidel Castro in Cuba to change the government into a communist state. This is important because it provides the Soviet a space close to the US and increased tensions arose.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The creation of the Berlin Wall was to separate the communist and national sides. This is important to the Cold War because it increased tensions and separated many families for decades.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a threat when the US discovered nuclear missiles stationed in Cuba, facing the United States, This is vital to the history of the Cold War because it was the closest point to total war.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The fall of the Berlin Wall was a monumental achievement and gaol for both sides of Berlin. This event announced freedom and reunition for both sides, as Communism fell in East Germany. This is important to the history of the Cold War because it marks a common theme of other countries removing its communistic beliefs, and changing.
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    Stalin

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    Truman

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    Korean War

    The Korean War was a war fought in Korea with each side supported the sides of the Cold War. It was important to the Cold War because it allowed them to fight without directly fighting, along with containment of communism. Korean War Image
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    Eisenhower

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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a long proxy war fought against the sides of Vietnam, North and South. This is important to the Cold War because it competed for the two sides to achieve their beliefs and spread them. Vietnam War Image
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    Khrushchev

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    Kennedy

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    Johnson

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    Brezhnev

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    Nixon

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    Disarmament Agreements (SALTI/II)

    These disarmament agreements were the first step that both countries of the Cold War took to prevent catastrophic death on Earth, and tension from the arms race. This is vital to the Cold War because of the now reduced tensions, and the beginning of more decline in the tension. SALT Image
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    Ford

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    Carter

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    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistain

    The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan was a point in history when the Soviet Union tried to make more countries under their control and communist. This is vital to the Cold War because one side is spreading their beliefs and invading. Invasion Image
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    Reagan

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    Andropov

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    Chernenko

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    Gorbachev

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    Reforms of Gorbachev (Glasnost and Perestroika)

    These Reforms are important to the USSR because it increased the freedom in the economy and made human rights more common and larger. This is important to the Cold War because the long term effect of these causes the Soviet Collapse and the end of the war
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    H. W. Bush