Cold War Timeline

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  • Communist victory in Chinese Civil War

    Communist victory in Chinese Civil War
    Mao Zedong becomes the new leader of the new Communist People's Republic of China
  • Khruschev comes to power

    Khruschev comes to power
    After the death of Stalin in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • Khruschev's Secret Speech

    Khruschev's Secret Speech
    Was a denunciation of the former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his Cult of Personality
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution was a nationwide revolution against Soviet-imposed policies
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The Suez Crisis was the 2nd Israeli-Arab war in which both the Soviet Union and Unite States had engaged in
  • Hundred Flowers Campaign

    Hundred Flowers Campaign
    The Hundred Flowers Campaign was a period in 1956 in the PRC during which the Communist Party encouraged citizens to express their opinions of the communist regime. After this brief period of liberalization, Mao cracked down on those who criticized the communist regime. Those targeted were publicly criticized and condemned to prison labor camps.
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    The Great Leap Forward was a social and economic campaign designed to transform China's agrarian economy into a communist society
  • Khrushchev's US visit

    Khrushchev's US visit
    It marked the first state visit of a Soviet leader to the US
  • Sino-Soviet Split

    Sino-Soviet Split
    Both leaders Mao and Khruschev rule under the Sino-Soviet split after years of tensions between the two.
  • USSR shoots down U-2 Spy Plane

    USSR shoots down U-2 Spy Plane
    a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory.
  • Paris Summit Conference

    On May 17th 1960 the leaders of the Soviet Union, USA, Great Britain and France met in Paris to discuss the situation in Berlin.
  • Berlin Crisis

    Berlin Crisis
    Berlin crisis of 1961, Cold War conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States concerning the status of the divided German city of Berlin. It culminated in the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961 and the solidifying of Soviet and NATO spheres of influence in Europe.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba. It is believed to have been the closest the world has been to nuclear war.
  • Khruschev removed from power

    Khruschev removed from power
    Khrushchev was removed from power on October 15, 1964, because he was blamed for damaging the image of the Soviet Union abroad. His policies and decisions were often criticized. He was then replaced by Leonid Brezhnev.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Cultural Revolution
    The Cultural Revolution was a sociopolitical movement in China launched by Mao Zedong. Its stated goal was to preserve Chinese Communism by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements.
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    Korean War

    Mao Zedong and Chinese forces help North Koreans in the Korean War. Permanent ceasefire + end of Korean War occurs 3 years later.
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    First and Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

    It was a conflict that took place between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (Taiwan). In this conflict, the PRC bombed the islands of Kinmen and the Matsu Islands where there had been US presence and threat over conflict
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    Vietnam War

    It was a conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Both the Chinese and Soviets had supported the communists.