Cold war timeline

  • Chinesse Civil War (between Jiang Jieshi and Mao Zedong)

    The Chinese Civil War resumed peace talks between Chiang and Communist leader Mao Zedong in Chongqing. Jiang Jieshi and Mao Zedong were two Chinese politicians.
  • Berlin Blockade

    The Berlin Blockade was an attempt in 1948 by the Soviet Union to limit the ability of France, Great Britain and the United States to travel to their sectors of Berlin, which lay within Russian-occupied East Germany. Eventually, the western powers instituted an airlift that lasted nearly a year and delivered much-needed supplies and relief to West Berlin.
  • Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. Supply of vital necessities to West Berlin by air transport primarily under U.S. auspices.
  • Formation of NATO

    It is often said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded in response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union. NATO is an organization that includes countries in Europe and North America. The major reason for the formation of NATO was the countries involved.
  • National Security Council Report NSC-68

    National Security Council Report 68 (NSC-68) was a 58-page top secret policy paper issued by the United States National Security Council. The report was a group effort, created with input from the Defense.
  • Korean War

    Was the war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic division of Korea. A civil war between North and South Korea, but the conflict soon became international.
  • President Truman fires General MacArthur

    President Truman fired MacArthur and replaced him with Gen. Matthew Ridgeway. On April 11, Truman addressed the nation and explained his actions. He began by defending his overall policy in Korea
  • Formation of the Warsaw Pact

    The political and military alliance of the Soviet Union and East European socialist states, known as the Warsaw Pact, A union and seven of its European satellites sign a treaty establishing the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense organization.