Cold War timeline

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  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was one of the most explosive political events that brought a rise to the soviet union.This event occurred from February to December.They had so many political changes, the population soon started to double resulting to over crowded and difficult living conditions. The February revolution was a revolution with Petrograd.
  • Soviet Bomb Test

    Soviet Bomb Test
    The Manhattan Project produced many explosives. This was the 1st time Manhattan had produced the 1st nuclear weapon.The 1st Atomic bomb was tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico and the father to this bomb was J.Robert Oppenheimer. This explosive was very successful but effected the structure to warfare. It brought fear and ruled people in the lower level.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Many ideas would emerge and the world war was ending and the cold war would replace it. The conference was about the 3 leading alliance power of WW2 (Soviet Union. United Kingdom, & United States). They wanted peace and wanted to secure political freedom. There were a lot of disagreements because Germany had been defeated and Roosevelt had died and Churchill had lost the 1945 election.
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    During the ending of WW2, the United States dropped nuclear weapons In two japan locations. The Manhattan Project created explosives and tested it out in New Mexico and it seemed to be very successful. The first atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima in August 6, 1945. Three days went by and the second bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. These bombs killed over 129,000 people.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The term Iron Curtain was occasional use as a metaphor since the 19th century. But it was brought up by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech. Churchill said "from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent". This speech was considered as the opening of the beginning to the Cold War.
  • Molotov Plan

    Molotov Plan
    The Molotov Plan was created by the soviet Union in order to provide aid to rebuild the countries in Eastern Europe. These countries were politically and economically aligned to the Soviet Union. This also allowed them to stop relaying on the British aid. This was seen as the USSR version of the Marshall Plan.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was a dramatic change in the U.S form policy. This was announced to congress by president Harry S. Truman. Truman asked the congress for money to support Greece and Turkey. The Marshall Plan went around and this was an economic support and provided over 13 billion dollars. Truman was worried that Europe would turn to communism because of the lack of food and death.
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    Hollywood 10 was a group of actors,producers, and directors who refused to answer questions. They were later convicted and sent to prison. These films brought Cold War and propaganda. The group was blacklisted by the film industry.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall plan helped provide money to help people. The Marshall plan helped aid Western Europe, America gave 13 billion dollars. This helped rebuild the economies of Western Europe after world war 2. U.S goals was to prevent the spread of communism.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Soviets blocked the Western allies railway and railroads shutting down access. This event was started in the beginning of the cold war. The Berlin Blockade starved many people and the U.S in respond created the Berlin airlift.
  • Alger Hiss Case

    Alger Hiss Case
    Alger Hiss was a former U.S Department official who was convicted for perjury. They accused him for spying for the Soviet Union. Whittaker Chambers was the one who accused him for having an underground communist organization. Hiss denied many things and served nearly 4 years in jail. Hiss was found guilty and was bought to trail and was charged with two counts for perjury and for denying that he has seen Chambers.
  • NATO

    NATO
    NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The NATO is a united defense between the military alliance. In response the soviets saw it as a competing alliance. The members to the NATO Was U.S, France and the UK. It is also an alliance that consists of 29 independent member countries across North America and Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Stalin had blockade Berlin starving their people. In response the U.S created the Berlin Airlift that provided food,medical supplies and cloth. The Airlift was a Cold War victory for the U.S. The U.S resupplied them and give them a lot of medical aid.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The start to the Korean War was June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1957. The Korean War was between North and South. Truman had been blamed for the administration for the loss of china to communism. North Korea sent a blistery attack against South Korea.Truman made a decision and Korea was divided in the 38th parallel. The U.S was occupation to the south and the Soviet on the North.
  • Rosenberg Trail

    Rosenberg Trail
    The trail had to do with the couple Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, they were accused for selling nuclear secrets to the Russian.They were persecuted as Jews and died on the electric chair. The community believed that the Rosenberg's were prosecuted because of their membership in the communist party.
  • Battle Of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle Of Dien Bien Phu
    The battle Of Dien Bien Phu was the 1st Indochina war. The battle was also a very significant turning point to Indochina. The battle was between French and Vietminh. The French had an attempt on cutting the nationalists supply lines. The French was deafeated in the Battle Of Dien Bien Phu in May 7, 1954.
  • Army-McCarthy Hearings

    Army-McCarthy Hearings
    Joseph McCarthy was a U.S senator. McCarthy's investigations turned into army security. He influenced the American society in McCarthyism, he define the entire era of political persecution. He was finally exposed to fraud for making false stories and its abusive actions. There was lost confidence on it government.
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    The people that came to the Geneva Conference were nationalists in Indochina, and representatives from the worlds power. There were representatives from the U.S, the Soviet Union, the Republic of China, France, and Great Britain. They came together to try to resolve problems related to Asia. In July 1954 there was an agreement signed in Geneva.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was a treaty of friendship. The treaty was signed in Warsaw among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe. The course of the Cold War led to rivalry with nations of the Warsaw Pact. There were many doubts on the NATO and the Warsaw Pact over their strength.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution was a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian Peoples Republic and its Soviet-imposed polices. This was a major threat to the soviet control. The revolt started as a student demonstration and later brought the attention to the public.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U-2 reveled that the Soviets were over exaggerating about their nuclear capabilities. The U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War. The U-2 was shot while it was in the soviet airspace. President Eisenhower was forced to admit to the Soviets that the U.S CIA had been flying spy missions over the USSR.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    About 1400 Cubans exiles launched what became known as the Bay of Pigs on the South Coast of Cuba. It was a field military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA. The plan was to overthrow Fidel Castro and his revolution. The U.S felt like they needed to invade because they intended to provoke popularity for an uprising against Fidel Castro.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall was constructed in 1961 to divide the West and East of Berlin. West Berlin was separated from East Germany and East Berlin.The Berlin was was constructed by German Democratic Republic. This was a big symbol to the Cold War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13 day confrontation between U.S and the Soviet Union. President John F. Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of the missiles. Military forces were preparing to take out missiles. The situation was finally resolved and have a secret conference and remove missiles and they had agreed not to invade Cuba.
  • Assassination of Diem

    Assassination of Diem
    Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated in November 2nd of 1963 in South Vietnam. Diem and his brother were captured by a group of solders and were killed, it was a celebration to the people in the South Vietnam but it was a chaos to the nation. Diem became president of South Vietnam in 1955.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. President Kennedy was riding a presidential motorcade and was riding along his wife and Texas governor John Connally and Connally wife. While he was ridding a former U.S marine shot him, he died in Dallas, Texas. An investigation went on because Keneddy had been killed and the governor had also been killed and soon automatically Lyndon B. Johnson became president of the United States.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was passed by the congress authorizing president Johnson to take any action he thought and believed was necessary for international peace and the security of Southeast Asia. This was a response to the Tonkin Gulf incident in August 2nd. The Tonkin Gulf incident was a confrontation that led to the U.S engaging more towards the Vietnam war.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Ten Offensive was one of the largest campaign in Vietnam War. The offensive was an attempt to courage the United States to scale back its involvement in the Vietnam War. This campaign was full of surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers on the south Vietnam, there were 3 phases.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder was a code name for an American bombing campaign during the Vietnam War. The idea was to put pressure on the North Vietnam communist leaders, U.S military attacked targets throughout North Vietnam. This went on from March to November.
  • Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader, he had been the leader since the mid 1950's. He was assassinated in Memphis,Tennessee and was rushed to the St.Josephs hospital were he was pronounced dead. King was also the founder of the Southern Christian Leadership. A lot knew him for his speech that fought for rights without using violence.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
    While the elections of 1968 Robert F. Kennedy had won the election and was shot. He was rushed to the hospital and died the next day after being hospitalized. He was shot several times by Palestinian Sirhan, he had confessed at his trail and was received a death sentence on March 3, 1969.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The invasion of Czechoslovakia was a joint invasion of by 5 Warsaw Pact nations. The Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops to crack down down on reformist trends in Prague. The five nations were the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland. Many Warsaw Pact troops attacked Czechoslovakia at night.
  • Riots of the Democratic Convention

    Riots of the Democratic Convention
    This Democratic national Convention took place in Chicago. There were thousands of Vietnam War protesters battling against the police. The convention was to select a new presidential nominee to run as the Democratic Party's. President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced that he would not seek re-election. During that year it followed a lot of violnce also following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr..
  • Election of Nixon

    Election of Nixon
    The former Vice President Richard Nixon had won the election over the Democratic nominee. The election year was so tumultuous and marked by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.. Richard Nixon was running a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nations cities and and provide new leadership.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    On May, 4 of 1970 there was a shooting at the University of Ohio. There were many students and other people protesting against the Vietnam. The National Guard fired at them multiple times leaving nine injured and four dead. Some of the students who were shot have been protesting the Cambodian Campaign the campaign Nixon announced during a television address on April 30.
  • Nixon visits China

    Nixon visits China
    President Richard Nixon visits china in 1972. This visit was marked as the culmination rapprochement between the U.S and China. People were in shock when the president announced that he would visit PRC in 1972. This day was described as "the day that changed the world". To this result it included a significant shift to the Cold War.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war, each side agree to suspend aggressive actions towards each other. Ceasefire was ordered by Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War. This decision was mad by Nixon after Dr. Henry Kissinger returned to Washington from Paris, France with a draft peace proposal.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon. This event accrued towards the end of the Vietnam War. The surrender of Saigon was announced by the south Vietnamese president. The North Vietnamese army took over Saigon with little resistance. The city was named Ho Chi Minh City after their president who had died several years before.
  • Reagan Elected

    Reagan Elected
    Ronald Wilson Reagan served as the 40th president in the United States from 1981- 1989. Before he worked with the presidency he was an actor and did a few productions.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    President Reagan made the announced for the Strategic Defense Initiation. The Strategic Defense Initiation was a proposed missile defense system. This system was to intend to protect the United States from the attack by nuclear weapons/missiles. A year later it was announced as the SDIO (Strategic Defense Initiation Organisation) that was a wide defense including lasers.
  • Geneva conference with Gorbachev

    Geneva conference with Gorbachev
    This conference was a cold war-era in Geneva, it was between president Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. They both meet for the 1st time and hold a talk about the international diplomatic relations. President Reagan had the same thought as Eisenhower and believed that relationship would work for both countries.
  • 'Tear down this wall' speech

    'Tear down this wall' speech
    After more than one time of asking and mentioning about the Berlin wall president Ronald Reagan mad the 'Tear down this wall' speech. President Ronald Reagan made a speech calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev. This speech was to call to open up the barrier that had East and West Berlin divided.
  • Fall of Berlin wall

    Fall of Berlin wall
    After Ronald Reagan made the 'Tear this wall down' speech many started taking action. A wire and concrete wall was build in 1961 to divide West and East Berlin. The Berlin wall was a powerful symbol of the Cold War. Many in 1989 brought hammers at night and all were braking the wall letting others freely cross to the other side. In that day there were a lot of people entering and moving out.