Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

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    Cold War Timeline

  • United Nations Formed

  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
    The United Nations was formed after World War 2 to try and maintain international peace and security. Cooperation was the main focus among nations dealing with social, economic, human rights, etc. Representatives of 50 countries gathered at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Franciso, California. Its efforts help combat efforts of terrorism and extremism. Any conflicts that would prevent peace from being achieved were made the main focus.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    In the U.S, 10 motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House of Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, refused to answer questions regarding their possible communist acts and affiliations, and, after spending time in prison for contempt of Congress, were mostly blacklisted by the Hollywood studios.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The United States wanted to provide political, economic, and military assistance to all democratic nations that would be under threat of the pushful Soviet Union and communist aggression. The Truman Doctrine aided packages of 400 million to countries like Greece and Turkey.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    On April 3, 1948, President Truman signed the Economic Recovery Act of 1948. It became known as the Marshall Plan, named for Secretary of State George Marshall.
    The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism.
  • NATO Formed

    NATO Formed
    Cold War tensions: NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations during the early years of the Cold War, a period of political and military tensions between the Western powers and the Soviet Union. The alliance was formed to counter the perceived threat of Soviet expansion and aggression in Europe. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a war in which a country would fight alongside nations that were also against a system that they did not like. Basically, a Proxy War. The West, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., supported by the United Nations, supported South Korea, while communist China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea. After the war, the United States embarked on a major military buildup, the US shared that they were willing to use our military to contain communism.
  • Space race/Sputnik

    Space race/Sputnik
    The Space Race became a race to the Moon. Both countries made announcements to launch the first artificial satellite into space, but it was the Soviet Union that brought humanity into the Space Age with their Sputnik satellite, which was successfully launched on October 4, 1957. senal team began work on the Explorer project. This was at the height of the Cold War and America also worried that the Soviets would use this technology for military purposes.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    In November 1960, President John F. Kennedy learned of the invasion plan, concluded that Fidel Castro was a Soviet client posing a threat to all of Latin America and, after consultations with his advisors, gave his consent for the CIA-planned clandestine invasion of Cuba to proceed. The plan anticipated that the Cuban people and elements of the Cuban military would support the invasion. The goal was to overthrow Castro and have a non-communist government friendly to the United States.
  • Berlin Wall Goes Up

    Berlin Wall Goes Up
    The German Democratic Republic built the Berlin Wall during the Cold War to prevent its population from escaping Soviet-controlled East Berlin to West Berlin, which was controlled by the major Western Allies.
  • U.S Officially enters the Vietnam War

    U.S Officially enters the Vietnam War
    The US justified its military intervention in Vietnam by the domino theory, which stated that if one country fell under the influence of Communism, the surrounding countries would inevitably follow. The aim was to prevent Communist domination of South-East Asia.
  • Soviets invade Afghanistan

    Soviets invade Afghanistan
    The Soviet Union intervened in support of the Afghan communist government in its conflict with anti-communist Muslim guerrillas during the Afghan War (1978–92) and remained in Afghanistan until mid-February 1989, also aimed to bolster the newly established communist regime and suppress the Mujahideen rebellion against the government.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    The wall came down partly because of a bureaucratic accident but it fell amid a wave of revolutions that left the Soviet-led communist bloc teetering on the brink of collapse and helped define a new world order. Also, political changes in Eastern Europe and civil unrest in Germany put pressure on the East German government to loosen some of its regulations on travel to West Germany.