Cold War Timeline

  • Arab League

    Arab League
    President Gamal Abdul Nasser took part of the Arab League, a group of Arab-speaking countries designed to promote Arab unity. The Arab League was formed in 1945 with the help of the British.
  • WWII Ended

    WWII Ended
    WWII ended because the Axis powers surrendered.
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Famous speech told by Winston Churchill (UK Prime Minister) describing about the separation in Europe Warsaw Pact and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    American policy that provided $ and military aid to Greece + Turkey since they were threatened by communism. In fact, it had been extended to be the basis of the Cold War policy of containment.
  • Cold War Began

    Cold War Began
    Cold War Began
  • British Mandate for Palestine

    British Mandate for Palestine
    UN had approved the plan for the partition of the British Mandate for Palestine.
  • Proclamation of the new state of Israel

    Proclamation of the new state of Israel
    Jews in Tel Aviv (City) celebrated the proclamation of the new state of Israel, later on, the Arab nations that opposed the creation of a Jewish state invaded Israel and had begun the 1948 war.
  • End of the Palestine Mandate

    End of the Palestine Mandate
    Britain ended the Palestine Mandate and later pulled out of the region, Israel had also declared itself an independent state in keeping up with the UN plan.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Sent from America to Berlin, Europe’s capital, to fly in. It had about 2,400,000 tons of cargo.
  • Israel won a decisive victory.

    Israel won a decisive victory.
    Israel had won a decisive victory.
  • Forming of NATO

    Forming of NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation also known as NATO formed.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North Korea invaded South Korea at the end North Korea was in Russia's side while the south was on the USA side.
  • Mohammad Mosaddegh

    Mohammad Mosaddegh
    Mohammed Mossadeq was appointed premier, which meant he had to take power from the shah of Iran.
  • Egyptian revolution

    Egyptian revolution
    Nasser helped to lead a military coup that overthrew the government.
  • CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran

    CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran
    CIA assisted Iranian conspirators in overthrowing the nationalist Mossadegh government and returning the shah to power.
  • Nasser took charge of Egypt.

    Nasser took charge of Egypt.
    Nasser started to take charge of Egypt.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Treaty that helped any other democratic countries.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    When 150,000 US troops were sent to Vietnam.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Berlin wall built and the borders sealed between the East and the West of Germany.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, he had crossed all of the Egyptian territories but had been controlled by the French and British.
  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    President Nasser of Egypt seized the Suez Canal from Britain and France.
  • United Nations Council Resolution

    United Nations Council Resolution
    Opposition from other nations, including the United States, forced the invaders to withdraw.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    On this day in History, Soviet Union launches Sputnik with a diameter of 22 inches and it was the world's first artificial satellite.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The USSR Sputnik II carried Laika, the dog, which was the first living creature to go into space.
  • United Arab Republic (URA)

    United Arab Republic (URA)
    Syria joined with Egypt in to form the new Arab state, which later one became known as the United Arab Republic or the UAR.
  • The U-2 incident

    The U-2 incident
    The US U-2 spy plane was shot down during the Soviet airspace
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

    Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    Oil producers formed the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In fact, the first five members of OPEC were Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built and the borders sealed between the East and the West of Germany.
  • Union collapsed

    Union collapsed
    Syria pulled out of the UAR, and the union collapsed + Nasser’s image as an Arab leader had suffered.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A direct + dangerous confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  • Photos show evidence of missiles

     Photos show evidence of missiles
    Pictures are shown.
  • President Kennedy gives a to the nation

    President Kennedy gives a  to the nation
    John Kennedy (US President) gives a speech to inform Americans that missiles have been discovered in Cuba.
  • Khrushchev refuses to remove the missiles from Cuba

    Khrushchev refuses to remove the missiles from Cuba
    Khrushchev refuses to remove the missiles from Cuba. He had accused Kennedy of putting the world at risk of a nuclear war by ordering the quarantine.
  • President Kennedy agrees not invade Cuba

    President Kennedy agrees not invade Cuba
    Kennedy agreed to the proposal to not invade Cuba. He started to remover U.S. missiles from Turkey.
  • Khrushchev agrees and removes the missiles

    Khrushchev agrees and removes the missiles
    Khrushchev gives a speech and says that he has agreed to remove the missiles and that Cuba will not longer be invaded, and the crisis would come an end.
  • Civil War in Yemen

    Civil War in Yemen
    Nasser had sent lots of Egyptian troops to fight in a civil war in Yemen.
  • Ruhollah Khomeini

    Ruhollah Khomeini
    Khomeini was forced into exile.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    When 150,000 US troops were sent to Vietnam.
  • Six-Day War of 1967

    Six-Day War of 1967
    Six-Day War of 1967 where Israel had defeated many of the Arab forces and occupied territory than ever before, later on in 1982, the Israelis returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.
  • Six-Day War

    Six-Day War
    Six-Day War took place after the Suez conflict, Nasser had viewed Israel as a mortal threat to Arabs.
  • Origins of the Six-Day War

    Origins of the Six-Day War
    Nasser sent Egyptian troops into the Sinai Peninsula and closed off Israel’s outlet to the Red Sea, also known as the Gulf of Aqaba.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The US Apollo 11 landed on the moon and so the famous astronaut Nel Armstrong became the first man to step or be on the moon.
  • Space race

    Space race
    The US Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and so the famous Austronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to step or be on the Moon.
  • Nasser's Death

    Nasser's Death
    Nasser died from a heart attack.
  • Fourth Arab-Israeli war

    Fourth Arab-Israeli war
    Egypt and Syria launched the fourth Arab-Israeli war.
  • Iran's economy

    Iran's economy
    Iran’s economy was collapsing due to overspending and corruption.
  • Iranian Revolution

    Iranian Revolution
    Shah confessed to his chief minister that they were broke.
  • Sadat comes to Jerusalem

    Sadat comes to Jerusalem
    Sadat visited Jerusalem and was speaking before the Israeli parliament. He announced, “Today I tell you, and I declare it to the whole world, that we accept to live with you in permanent peace based on justice.”
  • Camp David

    Camp David
    Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin met for peace talks at Camp David.
  • Shah flees Iran

    Shah flees Iran
    The shah left Iran for medical treatments and never returned. The US allowed the shah to enter the country for medical treatment. Millions of Iranians flooded the streets in joyous celebration.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan
    Many Soviet troops invaded the Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan
    Many Soviet troops invaded the Afghanistan.
  • Iran–Iraq War

    Iran–Iraq War
    Iraqi leaders, with a lot of fear that the Iranian Revolution might spark a Shi’a uprising in their own country, had decided to invade Iran
  • Anwar Sadat's death

    Anwar Sadat's death
    The Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was murdered when attending a military parade in Cairo.
  • Lebanon invasion

    Lebanon invasion
    Israel invaded Lebanon, in the middle of a civil war, to strike at PLO bases there.
  • Intifada

    Intifada
    A new phase of the conflict began with a popular uprising called the Intifada
  • Hamas

    Hamas
    Beginning of the Intifada, Hamas also known as a Palestinian terrorist group was established.
  • Iran-Iraq Casefire

    Iran-Iraq Casefire
    Iraq and Iran declared a ceasefire, nearly a million people had been killed or injured.
  • Iraq-Iran War Ended

    Iraq-Iran War Ended
    The war went on for eight brutal years, but finally ended.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Many Anti-Communist protests stood during/in the Tiananmen Square, located in Beijing, China was crushed by the government. Not only to mention, but the count of people death is unknown.
  • End of Berllin Wall

    End of Berllin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was torn down.
  • Persian Gulf Invation

    Persian Gulf Invation
    Iraq invaded the Persian Gulf nation of Kuwait and had quickly captured its capital also known as Kuwait City.
  • Saddam Refuses to Withdraw from Kuwait

    Saddam Refuses to Withdraw from Kuwait
    Saddam Hussein was given a deadline to withdraw from Kuwait, but he had refused.
  • Coalition of Forces

    Coalition of Forces
    A coalition of forces led by the US drove the Iraqi army out of Kuwait.
  • End of Warsaw Pact

    End of Warsaw Pact
    Warsaw Pact ended.
  • Cold War Ended

    Cold War Ended
    The end of the Cold War.
  • Oslo Accords

    Oslo Accords
    Secret negotiations between Israel and the PLO in Oslo, Norway, produced the Oslo Accords.
  • Yitzhak Rabin's Death

    Yitzhak Rabin's Death
    The famous Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin suddenly died when he was attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv, a man in the crowd pulled out a gun and shot him in the back.
  • Second Intifada

    Second Intifada
    As much violence increased, this event became known as the Second Intifada.
  • Second invasion of Iraq

    Second invasion of Iraq
    Sadat Hussein held in power than during the second invasion of Iraq, the United States led coalition forces to overthrow his dictatorship.