Cold war timeline

  • United Nations formed

    The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II to prevent future conflicts, with the aim of maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, and promoting social progress, better living standards, and human rights.
  • Truman Doctrine

    This was a policy set forth by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent them from falling into the Soviet sphere.
  • Marshall plan

    Officially known as the European Recovery Program, this was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the U.S. gave over $12 billion in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.
  • Nato formed

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty, also called the Washington Treaty. NATO's purpose was to secure peace in Europe, to promote cooperation among its members, and to guard their freedom, all through political and military means.
  • Korean War

    This conflict began when North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea.
  • Berlin wall goes up

    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. It was constructed by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) to cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • U.S. official enters Vietnam War

    This marks the date when the U.S. landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam, escalating the conflict into a full-scale war. The U.S. involvement
    Oh, I see! Sorry for missing that one. Here's the information for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan:
  • Soviets invade Afghanistan

    Soviets invade Afghanistan
    The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to support the communist government in Kabul. This conflict lasted for nearly a decade, with the Soviet Union facing resistance from Afghan mujahideen fighters supported by the United States and other countries. The invasion had far-reaching consequences and was a significant event during the Cold War era.