Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by jazmin.romeroo
  • The Beginning of Tensions

    The Beginning of Tensions
    By the end of the war, Germany had no form of government and the country wasn't fit to be on their own. With many of it's cities destroyed, the allies sought to divide the country into 4 parts to restore it to prosperity.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    On top of trying to re-establish Germany, the Allies wanted to bring ex Nazi members to justice for their war crimes. They tried over 200 members for four years and even executed some for their role in the Holocaust.
  • The Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine
    A pledge to provide economic and military assistance to fight the spread of Communism. The United States sent aid with a value of over a hundred million dollars to Greece and Turkey.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The U.S secretary of state, George Marshall came up with a stimulus package that would help rebuild Europe. This package was worth over 13 billion dollars.
  • The Berlin Blockade

    The Berlin Blockade
    Any form of entry into West Berlin including by water was blocked off by the Soviets. 2 million civilians went without the necessities to survive.
  • The Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift
    Acting on their agreement to restore Europe to prosperity, western leaders sent planes stocked with cargo over the blockade. The soviets dismantled the blockade 11 months later.
  • North Vs South Korea

    North Vs South Korea
    To salvage what was left of the country, the U.S and the Soviets agreed to divide Korea. The Soviets established a communist government in North Korea, planning to sway the South to do the same. Gathering troops from over 17 different nations, the U.S put a stop to this attempted communist expansion.
  • A Stalemate

    A Stalemate
    With neither side able to move past their initial starting lines, both countries agreed to a truce. After more than 4 million casualties and little change, the war was over.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    Already in a race to develop nuclear weapons, now the Soviets and the United States clashed over aviation. The Soviets created the first satellite and launched it into space to orbit the Earth. This proved how much more farther ahead their technology was compared to the Americans.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    In order to find work and more opportunity, east Germany residents crossed into west Germany through Berlin. To end this, East Germany built a wall to separate both halves of the city, posing a risk to those who still attempted to cross.