cold war timeline

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  • Soviet Creation of Nuclear weapons

    WHAT:The Soviet atomic bomb project was the classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.
    WHERE: Atomgrad, Semipalatinsk, Chagan Lake
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: caused everyone to get together and talk so they didn't blow up the whole planet with nuclear weapons
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: had no effect on liberalism besides making people fear for their lives
  • Molotovo plan

    WHAT: a system created by the soviet union to provide aid to rebuild countries in Eastern Europe
    WHEN: 1947
    WHERE: in the soviet union
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: The plan was a system of bilateral trade agreements which also established Comecon to create an economic alliance of socialist countries. This aid allowed countries in Europe to stop relying on American aid.
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: it allowed them to be free and do what the want instead of relying on other countries
  • Marshall Plan

    WHAT: an american initiative to aid western Europe
    WHEN: in 1948
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: it has been cited to be the start of the cold war
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: it solved the marketing crisis by facilitating the restoration of financial stability and the liberalization of production and prices.
  • Truman Doctrine

    WHAT:The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War
    WHERE: the U.S.
    WHEN: March 1947
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR:it implied American support for other nations allegedly threatened by Soviet communism
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: it spread the ideology of it through his actions
  • Brussels Treaty

    WHAT:the Brussels Treaty started by because five countries had weakened much of the military power of these countries. Its aim was to set out terms for economic, social and cultural cooperation
    WHEN: 1948
    WHERE: brussels, belgium
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: the treaty was to show that western European states could cooperate encouraging the USA to play a role in Europe led to the creation of NATO
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: made people have a sense of freedom
  • NATO

    WHAT: is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe.
    WHERE:evere, belgium
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: forces provided a frontline deterrence against the Soviet Union and its satellite states. More recently the organization has asserted its members' strategic interests in the global campaign against Islamic terrorism.
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: made it better
  • Stalin's death

    WHAT: he died from a stroke
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: Stalin's death led to a temporary thaw in Cold War tensions. Austria regained its sovereignty and became an independent, neutral nation after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: made it come out of the shadows
  • Warsaw Pact

    WHAT: a pack who is establishing a mutual-defense organization of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance
    WHERE: warsaw, poland
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:The Warsaw Pact came to be seen as quite a potential militaristic threat, as a sign of Communist dominance, and a definite opponent to American capitalism.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: i couldn't find anything about liberalism

    WHAT: is a United States and Canada bi-national organization. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR: it gave them an advantage of being able to detect aircrafts or missiles
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: made people feel more safe and gave security.
  • Bay of Pigs

    WHAT: it was a rebel group Trained and funded by the CIA.
    WHEN: 1961
    WHERE: southern coast of cuba
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR: the United States sent trained Cuban exiles to Cuba to try and overthrow Fidel Castro's government. They failed miserably. The invasion is considered part of the Cold War because the United States was trying to prevent communism from taking hold in the Americas.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: they tried to topple the communist government and put in a liberal one.
  • Creation of Berlin Wall

    WHAT: a wall that cut of west berlin from east berlin
    WHEN: 1961
    WHERE: berlin
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR: it caused germany to be done with everyone and built a wall so no one could leave and had to stay and follow the rules and the law.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM:As people in East Germany began to realize that they did not want to live under the rule of the Soviet Union and communism, they started to leave the eastern part of the country and went west. These people were called defectors.
  • End of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    WHAT: was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
    WHERE: cuba
    WHEN: 1962
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR: it made everyone stop and kinda work together to get rid of all the nuclear missiles cause it could have destroyed the northern hemisphere
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: getting rid of the missiles let everyone breath a little easier and made them have some peace and security
  • Nuclear Arms Treaties

    WHAT:The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology
    WHEN: 1970
    WHERE:Moscow, Russia; London, UK; Washington DC, United States
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:The conflict didn’t cause World War I, but it did help to increase distrust and tensions between Germany, Britain and other European powers.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM:made it so no one country could take the whole world over
  • Solidarity in poland

    WHAT: it was an independent trade union
    WHERE: poland
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:Solidarity's influence led to the intensification and spread of anti-communist ideals and movements throughout the countries of the Eastern Bloc, weakening their communist governments.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: the union is widely recognised as having played a central role in the end of communist-rule in Poland.
  • End of cold war

    WHAT:was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II.
    WHEN: 1991
    WHERE: all over the place
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:it ended it
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: made liberal ideologies come out ans thrive.
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    Yalta Conference

    WHAT: a WWII meeting discussing the post war reorganization of Germany and Europe
    WHEN: in february 1945
    WHERE: in Yalta near Crimea, soviet union, within the Livadia, Yusupov and Vorontsov palaces
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR: While a number of important agreements were reached at the conference, tensions over European issues particularly the fate of Poland foreshadowed the crumbling of the Grand Alliance
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: they used it to make it seem people had free choices but they didn't
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    potsdam conference

    WHAT:Stalin, Churchill, and Truman gathered to decide how to administer Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks. The goals of the conference also included the establishment of postwar order, peace treaty issues, and countering the effects of the war.
    WHERE: Cecilienhof, Potsdam, Germany
    EFFECTS ON COLD WAR: it made everything worse and started even worse rivals.
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: made communism way more prominent and left libertslism out of the picture
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    Hiroshima Bombing

    WHAT:The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima
    WHEN: 1945
    WHERE: japan
    EFFECT ON COLD WAR: it kicked started the cold war
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: it made people realize that they need to change
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    Bombing of Nagasaki

    WHAT: The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    WHERE: japan
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:kick started the cold war
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: made everyone work together and not kill everyone
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    Berlin Block AID

    WHAT: 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.
    WHERE: berlin
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:was the first major clash in the cold war
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM:made it more apparent that they need to change to it
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    Korean War

    WHAT:The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea.
    EFFECT ON THE COLD WAR:The Korean War thus represented an important shift in US Cold War policy.
    EFFECT ON LIBERALISM: didn't change a thing
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    Fidel Castro taking over

    WHAT: they launched a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, during which many militants were killed and Castro was arrested. Placed on trial, he defended his actions and provided his famous "History Will Absolve Me" speech, before being sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment in the Model Prison on the Isla de Pinos.
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR: it caused a lot of panic due to the missiles in cuba
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: it pussed it away and supported communism alot
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    vietnam War

    WHAT: It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:the soviets were allied with the vietnamese so when the US attacked them the soviets retaluated
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: it brought out democratic liberalism and everyone loved it
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    hungarian revolution

    WHAT:was a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies
    WHERE:hungarian people's republic
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:caused the soviets to do some drastic stuff
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM:wanted to bring it in and get rid of the stalinism
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    Afghanistan/Soviet War

    WHAT: a war between afghanistan and the soviet union that lasted nine years and was really brutal
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:it caused the soviets to use up troops and resources and be less ready for the US
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: had no impact on liberalism
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    Czechoslovakia revolution

    WHAT:was a nonviolent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia occurring from 17 November to 29 December 1989 Popular demonstrations against the one party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia included students
    EFFECTS ON COLD WAR:leaders in Moscow worried that if Czechoslovakia carried reforms too far states in Eastern Europe might follow leading to a widespread rebellion against Moscow’s leadership
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM:brought more peace
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    Berlin Wall falling

    WHAT: a time where a guy releases that they are going to take it down but then everyone went crazy and teared it down themselves and none did anything about it
    EFFECTS ON THE COLD WAR:Solidarity was in talks with the government, and partially free elections in the summer saw it capture seats in parliament
    EFFECTS ON LIBERALISM: it brought out freedom for everyone and let them do what they wanted instead of following the soviet